Definitions for ergativeˈɜr gə tɪv

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  1. ergative(Noun)

    the ergative case

  2. ergative(Noun)

    an ergative verb or other expression

  3. ergative(Adjective)

    Used of various situations where the subject of transitive constructions have different grammatical cases or thematic relations to those of intransitive constructions.

    The case systems of ergative languages are counterintuitive to speakers of Indo-European languages.

  4. Origin: From the , from .

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