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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the superessive case, a grammatical declension used, chiefly in Hungarian, to indicate location on top of something or on the surface of something.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In grammar, noting the case expressing position on.


From the Latin verb superesse ("to be over and above"). (Wiktionary)


  • Compared to a Finno-Ugric language like Estonian or Hungarian, which has tons of cases with exotic names like the inessive, superessive, ablative, translative, and exessive, English seems as poor as a pauper on payday.

    2009 October « Motivated Grammar


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