Origin of ablative1
Definition for ablative (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for ablative
Ablative hoc, hac, hoc, which sounds as if the gentleman had become incapable of speech beyond the name of his wine.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
With the pronouns and adjectives there was a true accusative form; and with a few especial words an ablative or instrumental one.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
The Ablative Absolute is grammatically independent of the rest of the sentence.
Another method which is used for indicating the genitive and ablative relations is the termination il.The Maya Chronicles|Various
The Ablative of Separation is construed sometimes with, sometimes without, a preposition.
British Dictionary definitions for ablative
- the ablative case
- a word or speech element in the ablative case
Word Origin and History for ablative
mid-15c., from Middle French ablatif, from Latin (casus) ablativus "(case) of removal," expressing direction from a place or time, coined by Julius Caesar from ablatus "taken away," past participle of auferre "carrying away," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + irregular verb ferre (past participle latum; see oblate) "to carry, to bear" (see infer).