(After a large dose of Pop Rocks and caffeine, I've decided to continue with the ignoble task of imparting Ancient Greek grammar to Everything. Oh the shame, that I've taken four years of an entirely pointless and obscure language...)

in Latin, the accusative case is used to express the direct object of a verb. It is also used with some prepositions..

For Example:
English: "Mary likes frogs."
Latin: "Maria amat ranas."

English: "Mary is walking to the villa."
Latin: "Maria ad villam ambulat."

In Latin, the Accusative case uses the endings:
      Sing  Plur
1Dec   -am   -as
2Dec   -um   -os
3Dec   -em   -es
4Dec   -um   -us
5Dec   -em   -es

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Ac*cu"sa*tive (#), a. [F. accusatif, L. accusativus (in sense 2), fr. accusare. See Accuse.]

1.

Producing accusations; accusatory.

"This hath been a very accusative age."

Sir E. Dering.

2. Gram.

Applied to the case (as the fourth case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses the immediate object on which the action or influence of a transitive verb terminates, or the immediate object of motion or tendency to, expressed by a preposition. It corresponds to the objective case in English.

 

© Webster 1913.


Ac*cu"sa*tive, n. Gram.

The accusative case.

 

© Webster 1913.

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