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Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case expressing motion toward a place, as Finnish stadionille "to the stadium."
1. The allative case.
2. A word in the allative case.

[New Latin allātīvus, from Latin allātus, past participle of afferre, to bring toward : ad-, ad- + lātus, carried; see telə- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈælətɪv) grammar
the grammatical case, or a word used in the case, that in certain languages denotes movement towards something
relating to the grammatical case that in certain languages denotes movement towards something
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The phenomena under discussion concern the negative modal verb 'not want', the predicative conjugation of nouns and adjectives in the past tense and the function of the allative case.
The function of the Nganasan allative case and parallels in Evenki
For goal-directed configurations the ground is marked by the allative case marker -sa/-se (14a, 14c) whereas in source-directed configurations the source-NP is marked by the ablative case marker -sen (14b, 14c), cf.
The latter is a frequent Hittite word meaning 'forehead, front' and the usual assumption has been that menahhanda is a compound of two nouns in allative case, 'face' and 'forehead'.
The allative case (17) (also known as directive, Richtungskasus, or Terminativ) was identified at the very beginning of Hittite studies.
In Finnish, recipients of 'give' can take the allative case, as in (55).
In West Greenlandic (Fortescue 1984), the theme can be coded like the P, with the recipient appearing in the allative case.
the extension of the allative case in Finnish), (ii) secundative alignment (cf.
What her own data shows is that Tocharian uses the locative case for ILLATIVE and the allative case for ALLATIVE and DIRECTIONAL.
The allative case generally designates a goal, a location entered by a moving entity, but since (10) and (11) are existential sentences, the directionality of the allative also needs to be understood in the existential sense.
Third, where locative case suffixes are missing, the underlying governor ALLATIVE case, which is phonologically empty anyhow, is assumed to be missing as well.
A completely different way of looking at the preposition-article complexes would be not as "inflected prepositions," but as an expansion of the case inventory of definite articles: im would be an inessive case, yom an ablative case, and zur an allative case of the definite article.