case ending

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noun Grammar.

a suffix on an inflected noun, pronoun, or adjective that indicates its grammatical function.

Nearby words

  1. cascarilla,
  2. casco bay,
  3. case,
  4. case bay,
  5. case card,
  6. case fatality rate,
  7. case glass,
  8. case goods,
  9. case grammar,
  10. case history

Origin of case ending

First recorded in 1870–75

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Examples from the Web for case ending

  • Thus, portam (Accusative Singular) is formed by adding the case-ending -m to the stem porta-.

    New Latin Grammar|Charles E. Bennett