- (grammar) In Semitic languages, the "adjective of superiority." In some languages such as Arabic, the concepts of comparative and superlative degree of an adjective are merged into a single form, the . How this form is understood or translated depends upon context and definiteness. In the absence of comparison, the elative conveys the notion of "greatest", "supreme."
- The elative of (ARchar, ÙƒØ¨ÙŠØ±) (kabí:r, "big") is (ARchar, Ø§ÙƒØ¨Ø±, Ø£ÙƒØ¨Ø±) ("í¡kbar, "bigger/biggest", "greater/greatest").
- (grammar) In Finno-Ugric languages, one of the locative cases. The elative case is a noun case that expresses "out of," as in Finnish talosta, Hungarian hí¡zból ("out of the house"). Its opposite is the illative case ("into").
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