essive

1 of 2

adjective

es·​sive
ˈesiv
of a grammatical case
: denoting a state of being
used especially in Finnish and Hungarian grammar

essive

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
: the essive case of a language : a form in the essive case

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Finnish essiivi, from Latin esse to be + Finnish -ivi (from Latin -ivus -ive)

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“Essive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/essive. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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