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inessive

[in-es-iv]Grammar
adjective
  1. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or within which.
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noun
  1. the inessive case.
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Origin of inessive

1885–90; < Latin iness(e) to be in, at, or on (in- in-2 + esse to be; see is) + -ive
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British Dictionary definitions for inessive

inessive

adjective
  1. (in the grammar of Finnish and related languages) denoting a case of nouns, etc, used when indicating the location of the referent
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noun
  1. the inessive case
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Word Origin for inessive

C20: from Latin inesse to be in
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