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  1. (grammar) The prepositional case.
  • French: prépositionnel
  • Spanish: caso preposicional
  1. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a preposition.
  2. (grammar) Of the prepositional case.
    Etymology: This is a calque from the Greek (a setting before): pre- < Latin prí- (before); + position < Old French posicion < Latin positio (placing, putting) < posit-, pp. of ponere (to lay, put, place, set) < Proto-Indo-European
    • po-s(i)nere <
    • apo- (off, away) +
    • sinere (to leave, to let); + adjective suffix -al from Latin -alis.

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