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Ablative of Means or Instrument.


The Ablative is used to denote the means or instrument of an action: -

a. The Ablative of Means is used with verbs and adjectives filling, otbovnding, and the like: -

NOTE: In poetry the Genitive is often used with these words. Compleó and impleó sometimes take the genitive in prose (ef. §356); so regularly plénus and (with person nouns) complétus and refertus (§349. a): -