absolutive

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adjective ab·so·lu·tive \ˌab-sə-ˈlü-tiv\

Definition of absolutive

  1. :  of, relating to, or being an inflectional morpheme that typically marks the subject of an intransitive verb or the direct object of a transitive verb in an ergative language

1874

First Known Use of absolutive

1874

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a brief usually trivial fact

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