AskDefine | Define terminative

Dictionary Definition

terminative adj : coming to an end; "a contract terminative with the end of the war"

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English

Adjective

  1. of, or relating to the termination of something
  2. of, or relating to the terminative case

Noun

  1. the terminative case
  2. a word in the terminative case

Extensive Definition

In morphology, the terminative case is a case that indicates to what point; where something ends. These examples are from Estonian, wherein it is indicated by the '-ni' suffix:
  • jõeni: "to the river" / "as far as the river"
  • kella kuueni: "until six o'clock"
terminative in German: Terminativ
terminative in Spanish: Caso terminativo
terminative in French: Terminatif
terminative in Finnish: Terminatiivi
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