Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating a state of being or an existence in a particular capacity or state in some languages, as in Finnish professorina, “as a professor.” noun
- The essive case.
- A word or form in the essive case.
Origin: Finnish essiivi
Origin: , from New Latin essīvus
Origin: : Latin esse, to be; see es- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + Latin -īvus, -ive