Linguis. designating, of, or in the case indicating place at which or in which, as in Latin, Greek, Sanskrit, etc.
Origin of locative; from Classical Latin locatus (see locate) + -ive, by associated, association with vocative
- the locative case
- a word in the locative case
Of, relating to, or being a grammatical case in certain inflected languages that indicates place in or on which or time at which, as in Latin domī, “at home.”
- The locative case.
- A form or construction in the locative case.
Origin of locativeNew Latin locātīvus, from Latin locātus, past participle of locāre, to place; see locate.
- (grammar) Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein.
- a locative adjective
- the locative case of a noun
- (grammar) The locative case.