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elative

[ee-luh-tiv, el-uh-]Grammar
adjective
  1. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose function is to indicate motion out of or away from.
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noun
  1. an elative case.
  2. an adjectival form, as in Arabic, denoting intensity or superiority, approximately equivalent to the comparative and superlative of other languages.
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Origin of elative

1585–95; < Latin ēlāt(us) (see elate) + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for elative

elative

adjective
  1. (in the grammar of Finnish and other languages) denoting a case of nouns expressing a relation of motion or direction, usually translated by the English prepositions out of or away fromCompare illative (def. 3)
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noun
    1. the elative case
    2. an elative word or speech element
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Word Origin for elative

C19: from Latin ēlātus, past participle of efferre to carry out; see elate
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