essive case

essive case
Noun case used to indicate a temporary state of being. In English, this is often expressed by the adverb "as," as in "as a child, I played hopscotch." It is also used to signal the site of an action or the time at which it took place. Languages that use the essive case include Estonian, Finnish, Inuktitut, and Sami.
Syn: similaris case

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  • 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

  • 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-modal case — This case in Hungarian language 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 the language which somebody… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — /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

  • case — Synonyms and related words: Bible truth, Smyth sewing, abessive, ablative, absolute fact, accepted fact, accusative, action, actual fact, adessive, admitted fact, afghan, alien, allative, ammunition box, anyhow, anyway, apoplectic, approximative …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Adverbial case — The adverbial case is a noun case in the Abkhaz language and Georgian language that has a function similar to the translative and essive cases in Finnic languages. The term is sometimes used to refer to the ablative case in other… …   Wikipedia

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