The Superessive case is a grammatical
declensionindicating location on top of something or on the surface of something. Its name comes from Latin"supersum, superesse": to be over and above.
While most languages communicate this concept through the use of
adpositions, there are some, such as Hungarian which make use of cases for this grammatical structure.
An example in Hungarian: "a könyveken" means "on the books", literally "the books-on".
In Finnish, superessive is a type of
adverb. For example:
"kaikkialla" means "everywhere" (literally "everything-at")
"täällä" means "(at) here" (from "tämä" - "this", lit. "at this place")
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