Abessive Definition

ăbĕsĭv
adjective
Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating absence, as Finnish puhumatta “without speaking.”
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noun
The abessive case.
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A word in the abessive case.
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Other Word Forms of Abessive

Noun

Singular:
abessive
Plural:
abessives

Origin of Abessive

  • From Latin abesse to be absent, away absent

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See absent.

    From Wiktionary

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