allative

[ al-uh-tiv ]
/ ˈæl ə tɪv /
Grammar

adjective

noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place to or toward which.

noun

the allative case.

Origin of allative

1860–65; < Latin allāt(us) (al- al- + lātus suppletive past participle of ferre to bring; cf. alley1) + -ive
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