Ablative

Definition of Ablative

Ab´la`tive
a.1.Taking away or removing.
Where the heart is forestalled with misopinion, ablative directions are found needful to unteach error, ere we can learn truth.
- Bp. Hall.
2.(Gram.) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, - the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.
1.(Gram.) The ablative case.
ablative absolute
a construction in Latin, in which a noun in the ablative case has a participle (either expressed or implied), agreeing with it in gender, number, and case, both words forming a clause by themselves and being unconnected, grammatically, with the rest of the sentence; as, Tarquinio regnante, Pythagoras venit, i. e., Tarquinius reigning, Pythagoras came.

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