lative case
Definition - A case used in some languages, such as Finnish, to indicate movement up to or as far as the location of the marked referent.

Notes:
1. In English this role is performed by the prepositions to and into.

Example -
In Finish it can be indicated by the suffix -s, as in:

ranta, shore ---> rannemmas, closer to the shore.

Etymology -
The term derives from the Latin lat-, the participle stem of ferre, to bring.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1939:
"The termination finds further analogues in…the Uralic lative and illative, the former indicating motion up to, and the latter motion to the interior of."
(L. H. Gray Found. Lang. vii. 194)



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