essive

indicating a temporary state of being

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • essive — 1890, from Finnish essiivi, from L. esse (see ESSENCE (Cf. essence)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • essive — I. ˈesiv adjective Etymology: Finnish essiivi, from Latin esse to be + Finnish ivi (from Latin ivus ive) more at is of a grammatical case : denoting a state of being used especially in Finnish and Hungarian grammar …   Useful english dictionary

  • essive — /es iv/, Gram. adj. 1. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate a state of being. n. 2. the essive case. [1900 05; < Finnish essivi < L ess(e) to be + ivus IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • essive — 1. adjective of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates existence in a state or capacity 2. noun the essive case, or a word in that case …   Wiktionary

  • essive — См. essivo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • essive — es·sive …   English syllables

  • Essive case — The essive or similaris case carries the meaning of a temporary state of being, often equivalent to the English as a... .In the Finnish language, this case is marked by adding na/ nä to the stem of the noun. * Example: lapsi child > lapsena as a… …   Wikipedia

  • Essive-formal case — In the Hungarian language this case combines the Essive case and the Formal case, and it can express the position, task, state (e.g. as a tourist ), or the manner (e.g. like a hunted animal ). Thestatus of the suffix ként in the declesion system… …   Wikipedia

  • essive-modal — noun The essive modal case. In the Hungarian language this case can express the state, capacity, task in which somebody is or which somebody has (essive case, e.g. as a reward , for example ), or the manner in which the action is carried out, or… …   Wiktionary

  • essive-formal — noun The essive formal case. In the Hungarian language this case combines the essive case and the formal case, and it can express the position, task, state (e.g. as a tourist ), or the manner (e.g. like a hunted animal ) …   Wiktionary

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