allative (n.) grammatical case expressing "motion towards," 1860, from L. allatus "brought to," used as pp. of adferre, affere "to bring to," from ad- "to" (see AD- (Cf. ad-)) + latus "borne, carried" (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate) (n.)).

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