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The ablative case is a case found in Latin and Sanskrit. The Latin ablative combines the Indo-European ablative (indicating "from"), instrumental? (indicating "with" or "by") and locative? (indicating "in") cases. From these original meanings several others developed, including the ablative of cause (indicating "caused by"), the ablative of time (indicating "at the time of", deriving from the locative), and the ablative absolute.

Compare accusative case, dative case, ergative case, genitive case, vocative case, ablative case.

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