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- (obsolete) 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
- (grammar) Applied to one of the cases of the noun in Latin and some other languages, such as Finnish, -- the fundamental meaning of the case being removal, separation, or taking away.
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- (grammar) The ablative case.
(grammar) 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"; so, "When Tarquinius was king, Pythagoras came".
- (Version: Centennial,Series 90,DJS,Simplified): a - b - l - a - t - v
- (Version: Anniversary,Pre-Anniversary): a - b - l - a - dev
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