Examples from the Web for locative
Kin or Cin, older cind, is really a survival of the old dative or locative of Gael.
Even Montenegro was to some degree influenced by this process, having lost one or two cases, such as the locative.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1|Henry Baerlein
Vestiges of another case, the Locative (denoting place where), occur in names of towns and in a few other words.New Latin Grammar|Charles E. Bennett
In one of his later papers, he argues that the origin of such subjective nominals is often, perhaps generally, locative.
The inhabitants of Round V. were called ken-tes cho-be ke-ah, a locative rather than a tribal name.California Athabascan Groups|Martin A. Baumhoff
British Dictionary definitions for locative
- the locative case
- a word or speech element in this case
Word Origin for locative
Word Origin and History for locative
"grammatical case indicating place," 1804, from Latin locus "place" (see locus) on model of Latin vocativus "vocative," from vocatus, past participle of vocare "to call, summon." As an adjective by 1816.