[ al-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈæl ə tɪv /
noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place to or toward which.
the allative case.
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Origin of allative
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grammatical case expressing "motion towards," 1860, from Latin allatus "brought to," used as past participle of adferre, affere "to bring to," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + latus "borne, carried" (see oblate (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper