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Etymology

From the Greek, ergatēs, worker - deriving from ergon, meaning work.

Adjective

ergative (not comparable)

Positive
ergative

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (grammar) of a verb which is an ergative verb
  2. (grammar) of a language in which the subject of a transitive verb has a different case to the subject of an intransitive verb
  3. (grammar) of, or relating to the case of the subject of a transitive verb in such a language

Noun

Singular
ergative

Plural
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ergative ({{{1}}})
  1. the ergative case
  2. an ergative verb or other expression

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