allative

1 of 2

adjective

al·​la·​tive
ˈalətiv
of a grammatical case
: denoting motion to or toward

allative

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
: the allative case of a language or a form in the allative case

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin allatus carried to (suppletive past participle of afferre to carry to; allatus from ad- + latus, suppletive past participle of ferre to bear) + English -ive

First Known Use

Adjective

1831, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of allative was in 1831

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“Allative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allative. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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