Definition of Inessive

1. Adjective. (grammar) Of, or relating to the grammatical case that in some languages indicates the state of being in or inside a location. ¹



2. Noun. (grammar) The inessive case, or a word in that case. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inessive

1. a case in Finnish nouns [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inessive

inescapably
inescate
inescated
inescates
inescating
inescation
inescations
inesculent
inescutcheon
inescutcheons
inesite
inessential
inessentiality
inessentially
inessentials
inessive (current term)
inessive case
inessive cases
inessives
inesthetic
inestimable
inestimably
inevasible
inevidence
inevident
inevitabilities
inevitability
inevitable
inevitable abortion
inevitable accident

Literary usage of Inessive

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1. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1899)
"Mexican presents this further peculiarity ; where a noun qualified by an adjective requires the inessive case, it is sufficient to append the ..."

2. History of the New World Called America by Edward John Payne (1899)
"Mexican presents this further peculiarity; where a noun qualified by an adjective requires the inessive case, it is sufficient to append the ..."

3. A Finnish Grammar by Charles Eliot (1890)
"The inessive, elative, and illative are sometimes called the interior cases, ... inessive. I. The proper meaning of this case is existence in an object. ..."

4. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1917)
"S. (rv, inessive, position inside, in. (Frequently with body parts). inmo"am on my head itro'v.aM in my arm inhu'rum in my heart inkov.a'm on my forehead ..."

5. General Principles of the Structure of Language by James Byrne (1885)
"... and inessive я denotes position, ie, occupation of place, and perhaps occupation is its meaning also in the instrumental (with by). ..."

6. A Finnish grammar by Clemens Niemi (1917)
"TRANSLATIVE AND inessive CASES. 51. The translative expresses change from one form to ... The place within which is regularly denoted by the inessive. ..."

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