Postessive case

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In linguistics, the postessive case (abbreviated POSTE) is a noun case that indicates position behind something.

This case is found in Northeast Caucasian languages like Lezgian and Agul. In Lezgian the suffix -хъ (-qh), when added to the ergative-case noun, marks the postessive case. This case is now rarely used for its original meaning "behind" and is often used to mean "with" or "in exchange for".[1]


  1. Haspelmath, Martin. A grammar of Lezgian, 1993.