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ablative absolute


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun 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.

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  • noun a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its modifier can function as a sentence modifier


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  • A separate and undiminished , or qualified ,meaning

    distinctive certainty

    Pythagoras venit, i. e., Tarquinius reigning, Pythagoras came.

    March 12, 2013