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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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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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Ablative Absolute, in Grammar, is a phrase detached or independent of the other parts of a sentence or discourse.
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 ...
by Sir David Brewster
The manner, The cause, The ablative absolute. Governed by vei bs. The ablative is sometimes subordinate to an adjec- By adjective, as inops ratione, “needy with respect to reason,” "* It is also governed by certain prepositions. Among these ...
by David Crystal
In Latin, there are such exocentric constructions as the 'ABLATIVE absolute', as in hoc ...
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