ablative absolute definition

  • noun:
    • In Latin sentence structure, an adverbial term syntactically independent through the other countries in the sentence and containing a noun or pronoun plus an adjunct, frequently a participle or adjective, with both elements into the ablative situation.
    • A construction in Latin where an independent term with a noun in ablative situation has actually a participle, expressed or implied, which agrees with it in gender, quantity and situation – both words forming a clause grammatically unconnected with the rest of this phrase.
    • a constituent in Latin grammar; a noun and its own modifier can work as a sentence modifier
  • others:
    • a construction in Latin, where a noun when you look at the ablative situation has a participle (either expressed or suggested), agreeing with-it in sex, number, and instance, both words creating a clause by themselves and being unconnected, grammatically, along with the rest of the phrase; as, Tarquinio regnante, Pythagoras venit, i. e., Tarquinius reigning, Pythagoras arrived.

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