essive

adjective
es·​sive | \ ˈesiv \

Definition of essive

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of a grammatical case
: denoting a state of being used especially in Finnish and Hungarian grammar

essive

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of essive (Entry 2 of 2)

: the essive case of a language : a form in the essive case

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History and Etymology for essive

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 23 Oct. 2021.

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