Allative



noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate place to or toward which.
the allative case.
n.

grammatical case expressing “motion towards,” 1860, from Latin allatus “brought to,” used as past participle of adferre, affere “to bring to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + latus “borne, carried” (see oblate (n.)).

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    to put (fear, doubt, suspicion, anger, etc.) to rest; calm; quiet. to lessen or relieve; mitigate; alleviate: to allay pain. Historical Examples In colic from acute indigestion it is a very convenient means of quieting the child by allaying the pain. The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) Grant Hague What they heard there, would […]

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