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Equative is a case with the meaning of comparison, or likening. The equative case has been used in very few languages in history. It was used in the Sumerian language.

For Sumerian, the equative was formed by adding the suffix -gin7 to the end of a noun phrase:

lugal, "king"; lugal-gin7, "kinglike", "like a king":
nitah-kalaga; "mighty man"; nitah-kalaga-gin7, "like a mighty man"

For Ossetic it is formed by the ending -ау [aw]:

фæт, "arrow"; фæтау, "arrowlike"
Ницы фенæгау йæхи акодта, lit. "nothingseer-like himself made" ("[he or she] pretended to see nothing").

It is also found in the Turkic Khalaj language.

Welsh, though it has no equative case of nouns, has an equative degree of adjectives.

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