Definition of abessive in English:

abessive

adjective

Grammar
  • Designating, being in, or relating to a case in certain Finno-Ugric languages, especially Finnish, which expresses the absence of something.

noun

Grammar
  • The abessive case; a word, form, etc., in the abessive case.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Barnes (1801–1886), poet and philologist. From classical Latin abesse to be absent, to be away, to be elsewhere, to be distant + -ive.

Pronunciation:

abessive

/əˈbɛsɪv/