- noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or within which.
- the inessive case.
Origin of inessive
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- (in the grammar of Finnish and related languages) denoting a case of nouns, etc, used when indicating the location of the referent
- the inessive case
C20: from Latin inesse to be in
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