Origin of ablative1
OTHER WORDS FROM ablativeab·la·ti·val [ab-luh-tahy-vuhl], /ˌæb ləˈtaɪ vəl/, adjective
Words nearby ablative
Other definitions for ablative (2 of 2)
OTHER WORDS FROM ablativeab·la·tive·ly, adverb
How to use ablative in a sentence
Its origin is involved in obscurity: but may it not be a corruption of the Latin ambages, or the singular ablative ambage?
The first three lines might have been expressed by an ablative absolute in two words—Troia euersa.The Oxford Book of Latin Verse|Various
As in other Indo-Aryan languages, comparison is effected by putting the noun with which comparison is made in the ablative case.
When they come to die, they leave earth with but a single regret: they have never been able fully to compass the ablative.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
Satis habere is in construction with an infinitive; contentum esse, generally with an ablative, or with quod.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes|Ludwig Dderlein
British Dictionary definitions for ablative
- the ablative case
- a word or speech element in the ablative case