Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case expressing means, as Finnish puhumalla “by speaking, while speaking.”
- The adessive case.
- A word in the adessive case.
Origin of adessiveFrom Latin adesse to be present ad- ad- esse to be ; see es- in Indo-European roots.
- (grammar) of or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates adjacent location.
- (grammar) the adessive case, or a word in that case.