from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case indicating accompaniment in some languages, as in Finnish professorine "(along) with the professor.”
- n. The comitative case.
- n. A word or form in the comitative case.
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- adj. Of, or relating to the grammatical case that is used in some languages to indicate accompaniment.
- n. The comitative case, or a word in this case.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That serves to express accompaniment, association, or connection; associative.
- In grammar, noting the case expressing companionship (with). Also as a noun.
Latin comitārī, comitāt-, to accompany (from comes, comit-, companion; see count2) + -ive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The be here used is the "beth comitative," the flesh accompanied by its "life."