Abessive meaning

ăbĕsĭv
Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating absence, as Finnish puhumatta “without speaking.”
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The abessive case.
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A word in the abessive case.
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(grammar) Of, or relating to that grammatical case used in some languages to indicate absence. [Late 19th century.]
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(grammar) The abessive case, or a word in this case. [Late 19th century.]
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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