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What is elative case?

 

Definition
 

Elative case is a case expressing motion out of or away from the referent of the noun it marks.

Discussion
 

The term elative case is used especially in studies of Finno-Ugric grammar.

Generic
  Elative case is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Lyons 1968 299

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 64

 

Crystal 1985 106

 

Gove 1966 730


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