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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case expressing motion toward a place, as Finnish stadionille "to the stadium.”
  • n. The allative case.
  • n. A word in the allative case.

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  • adj. of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates motion towards a place
  • n. the allative case, or a word in that case.

Etymologies

New Latin allātīvus, from Latin allātus, past participle of afferre, to bring toward : ad-, ad- + lātus, carried.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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