Elative case

For other uses, see Elative.

Elative (abbreviated ELA; from Latin efferre "to bring or carry out") is a locative case with the basic meaning "out of".


Uralic languages

In Finnish elative is typically formed by adding "sta/stä", in Estonian by adding "-st" to the genitive stem. In Hungarian the suffix "-ból/-ből" is used for elative.

"talosta" - "out of the house, from house" (Finnish "talo" = "house")
"majast" - "out of the house, from house" (Estonian "maja" = "house")
"házból" - "out of house" (Hungarian "ház" = "house")

In some dialects of colloquial Finnish it is common to drop the last vowel and thus the usage of elative resembles that of Estonian, for example "talost".

See also

Look up elative case in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Other locative cases are:

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