allative

adjective
al·​la·​tive | \ ˈalətiv \

Definition of allative

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of a grammatical case
: denoting motion to or toward

allative

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of allative (Entry 2 of 2)

: the allative case of a language or a form in the allative case

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First Known Use of allative

Adjective

1831, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allative

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

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“Allative.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allative. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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