Origin of ablative1
Origin of ablative2
Examples from the Web for ablative
Historical Examples of ablative
Third, the ablative form of a noun signifying a portion of the body.
The same form of the ablative at Tr V ii 20 'pleno de mare'.
To-night I have a pressing engagement with the Ablative Absolute.Daddy Long-Legs
Living Latin had only the feel of the cases: the ablative and dative emotion.Instigations
Try to remember, Quinlan, what I told you about the use of the ablative absolute.Short Sixes
H. C. Bunner
- the ablative case
- a word or speech element in the ablative case
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).