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inessive

[ in-es-iv ]
/ ɪnˈɛs ɪv /
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adjective
noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place in or within which.
noun
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
/ (ɪnˈɛsɪv) /

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

Word Origin for inessive

C20: from Latin inesse to be in
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