absolutive
adjective Date: 1948 of, relating to, or being an inflectional morpheme that typically marks the subject of an intransitive verb or the direct object of a transitive verb in an ergative language

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  • absolutive — [ab′sə lo͞ot΄iv] adj. Gram. designating, of, or in the case that is shared by the direct object of a transitive verb and the subject of an intransitive verb in an ergative language * * * ab·so·lu·tive (ăb sə lo͞oʹtĭv) adj. Of or relating to the… …   Universalium

  • absolutive — [ab′sə lo͞ot΄iv] adj. Gram. designating, of, or in the case that is shared by the direct object of a transitive verb and the subject of an intransitive verb in an ergative language …   English World dictionary

  • absolutive — См. assolutivo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • absolutive — adjective Of or pertaining to the grammatical case used to indicate the patient or experiencer of a verb’s action …   Wiktionary

  • absolutive — indicating subject or object of intransitive verb Grammatical Cases …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • absolutive — ab·so·lut·ive …   English syllables

  • absolutive — ˌabsəˈlüd.iv also lyü adjective Etymology: absolute + ive (I) (I) : of, relating to, or being an inflectional morpheme that typically marks the subject of an intransitive verb or the direct object of a transitive verb in an ergative language …   Useful english dictionary

  • Absolutive case — In ergative absolutive languages, the absolutive (abbreviated ABS) is the grammatical case used to mark both the subject of an intransitive verb and the object of a transitive verb. It contrasts with the ergative case, which marks the subject of… …   Wikipedia

  • absolutive case — noun case used to indicate the patient or experiencer of a verb’s action. The absolutive case is used to mark the subject of an intransitive verb, as well as the object of a transitive verb (inasmuch as they are codified in the English nominative …   Wiktionary

  • Ergative-absolutive language — An ergative absolutive language (or simply ergative language) is a language that treats the argument ( subject ) of an intransitive verb like the object of a transitive verb but distinctly from the agent ( subject ) of a transitive verb. Ergative …   Wikipedia

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