Definitions for ablative case
ablative, ablative case(noun)
the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
: case used in some languages to indicate movement away from something, removal, separation, source. It corresponds roughly to the English prepositions "from", "away from", and "concerning".
Origin: From ablatif, from ablativus, from ablatus, past participle of auferre. See ablation.
In grammar, ablative case is a grammatical case in various languages that is used generally to express motion away from something, although the precise meaning may vary by language. The name "ablative" derives from the Latin ablatus, the perfect passive participle of auferre "to carry away".
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