Definition of Locative

1. Noun. The semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb.

Exact synonyms: Locative Role
Generic synonyms: Participant Role, Semantic Role

Definition of Locative

1. a. Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein; as, a locative adjective; locative case of a noun.

Definition of Locative

1. Adjective. (grammar) Indicating place, or the place where, or wherein. ¹

2. Noun. (grammar) The locative case ¹

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Definition of Locative

1. a type of grammatical case [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Locative

location, location, location
location arithmetic
location directories and signs
locative (current term)
locative case
locative cases
locative role
locator map

Literary usage of Locative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association by American philological association (1898)
"Certain Functions of the locative, by Professor Henry F. Linscott, of the University of North Carolina (read by title). A characteristic feature of the ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"In Telugu the postposition net, which becomes m after i, is used as a locative suffix in connection with neuter nouns, ni (and hence its equivalent no, ..."

3. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1892)
"In NAMES OF TOWNS by the locative,'' if such a form exists, otherwise by the locative Ablative: Romae fuit, lie was AT ROME. Cic. ..."

4. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1901)
"The original locative had two forms, according as the ending -i was or was not added to the stem. Ihe stem, and without ,° ' ,,,, locative with if graded, ..."

5. A Grammar of the Latin Language from Plautus to Suetonius by Henry John Roby (1874)
"CHAPTER X. USE OF locative AND ABLATIVE CASES. The locative expressed place where, and was applied also by analogy to time and amount. ..."

6. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Albert Harkness (1881)
"In NAMES or TOWNS by the locative* if such a form exists, otherwise by the ... In the names of places which are not towns, the locative ABLATIVE is often ..."

7. A Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges by George Martin Lane (1903)
"Plural proper names of towns and of little islands are put in the locative ablative to denote the place in or at which action occurs: as, mortuus Cumis, ..."

8. Varronianus: A Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of by John William Donaldson (1860)
"Commonly the Latin locative ends in -i, agreeing in this with the Sanscrit. ... The locative of rus is run'. In the plural the dative and locative are ..."

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