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Definition of the noun ablative absolute
What does ablative absolute mean as a name of something?
- a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its modifier can function as a sentence modifier
Alternative definition of the noun ablative absolute
- [linguistics] A construction in Latin in which an independent phrase with a noun in the ablative case has a participle, expressed or implied, which agrees with it in gender, number and case – both words forming a clause grammatically unconnected with the rest of the sentence.
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The ablative absolute has already been explained. But observe, the ablative absolute is an abbreviated sentence. Being an abbreviated sentence, it has a subject of its own. Consequently, its subject is different from the subject of the complete ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
ABLATIVE ABSOLUTE, a Latin construction in WhlCh a noun and a participle are each put in the ablative case. ABLAZE, ad. (1-bldz' [AS. a, on; Eng. blaze]: on fire; in a blaze. ABLE, a. d'bl [OF. able : Norm. F. hable, ab1e—from L. hdbilis, able, ...
Dictionary of Linguistics (1954)
by Mario Pei, Frank Gaynor
absolute ablative: See ablative absolute. absolute adjective: An adjective used as a substantive. (E.g., "The meek shall inherit the earth.") absolute case: The case ...
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Ablative Absolute, in Grammar, is applied to a noun with a participle in the ablative case detached or independent of the other parts of a sentence or discourse. In the Latin language it is frequent, and it has been adopted by the moderns.
by P.H. Matthews
ablative absolute 2 ablative absolute *Absolute construction in Latin in which a participle and its subject are in the ablative case and are subordinated, with no other mark of linkage, to the rest of the sentence: eg in the sentence urbe capta ...
by Hadumod Bussmann
References ablative absolute Syntactic construction in Latin for abbreviating subordinate clauses. The ablative absolute is not valence-bound (and is thus ' absolute') and consists of a noun in the ablative case as well as an attributive participle ...
Universal Technological Dictionary Or Familiar Explanation of the Terms Used in All Arts and Sciences (1851)
Containing Definitions Drawn from the Original Writers ; in Two Volumes
Ablative absolute, when a noun is put in this case without depending on any other word in the sentence. A' BLUENTs (Med.), Lat. abluens, from ab away, and luo to wash; diluting medicines that carry ...
London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)
Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge
ABLATIve Absolute, in the Latin grammar, is a clause or phrase detached from, and independent of the rest of the sentence, and answering to the genitive absolute of the Greek grammarian S. Ab: from, and lacto, to onne. ABLACTATE, feed ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm
the development of the future participle active (in -urus, never so freely used as the other participles, Joeing rare in the ablative absolute even in Tacitus) from an old infinitive in -urum V' scio inimkos mcoa ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
Ablative Absolute, in ...
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