American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. In Latin grammar, an adverbial phrase syntactically independent from the rest of the sentence and containing a noun or pronoun plus an adjunct, usually a participle or adjective, with both elements in the ablative case.
- n. linguistics A construction in Latin in which an independent phrase with a noun in the ablative case has a participle, expressed or implied, which agrees with it in gender, number and case – both words forming a clause grammatically unconnected with the rest of the sentence.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a construction in Latin, in which a noun in the ablative case has a participle (either expressed or implied), agreeing with it in gender, number, and case, both words forming a clause by themselves and being unconnected, grammatically, with the rest of the sentence; as,
Tarquinio regnante, Pythagoras venit, i. e., Tarquinius reigning, Pythagoras came.
- n. a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its modifier can function as a sentence modifier
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