abessive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin abesse (to be absent), from ab (away) + esse (be).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æˈbɛ.sɪv/, /ˈæˌbɛ.sɪv/

Adjective[edit]

abessive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Of, or relating to that grammatical case used in some languages to indicate absence. [Late 19th century.][1]

Noun[edit]

abessive (plural abessives)

  1. (grammar) The abessive case, or a word in this case. [Late 19th century.][1]

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “abessive” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, page 4.

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

abessive

  1. feminine singular of abessif