Ablative (adjective)

Relating to the grammatical case indicating the source, instrument or manner of an action in some languages, such as Latin and ancient Greek.


From latin ablatus, past participle of auferre ("to carry away"), from ab- ("away") + ferre ("to carr.y")


  1. Ablative case is used to indicate the source of an action.
  2. In the ablative case, the noun or pronoun is in the form indicating the instrument, cause, or manner of an action.
  3. The ablative case is used to indicate the means or instrument by which an action is performed.
  4. In the Latin language, the ablative case is used to indicate the place from which something comes or goes.
  5. The ablative case is also used to indicate time when or within which an action occurs.
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