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What is equative case?

 

Definition
 

Equative case is a case that expresses likeness or identity to the referent of the noun it marks.

 

It can have meaning, such as

 
  • as
  • like, and
  • in the capacity of.
Generic
  Equative case is a kind of
 
Source
 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 67


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