In German Louvain is Lwen, which also means lion; that is, it is the dative case of the name of the lion.
Either accusative or dative would be acceptable enough with latere.
The dative of purpose and the dative with a substantive in place of a genitive are more common with Tacitus than with any writer.
The rule seems to have been disregarded when the leading Noun was in the dative.
It is so in Milton, who has ye as nominative, accusative, and dative; comp.
Living Latin had only the feel of the cases: the ablative and dative emotion.
The substitution of -n for -m in the dative case, hwilon for hwilum.
The translator has here mistaken a dative for an Accusative.
The Latin infinitive in -re for -se has the same origin, amare, for instance, being the dative of an old stem amas.
Where in the original the Greek word "cave" is in the genitive case, not as it should be, dative.
mid-15c., from Latin dativus "pertaining to giving," from datus "given" (see date (n.1)); in grammatical use from Greek dotike (ptosis) "dative (case)," from dotikos "of giving nature," from dotos "given," from PIE root *do- "to give," from the same PIE root as the Latin word. In law, "that may be disposed of at pleasure," from 1530s.