oblique case (plural oblique cases)
- (grammar) Any noun case except the nominative case (and sometimes the vocative case), where the noun is the object of a verb or the object of a preposition.
- Synonyms: objective case
- Antonyms: direct case
- 1817, Peter Edmund Laurent, An introduction to the study of German grammar; with practical exercises., London, p.13:
- 19. Cases of Nouns are six: Nominative, Genitive, Dative, Accusative, Vocative, and Ablative. As in the Latin and Greek languages, these cases are derived from the Nominative by certain rules of inflection; the Nominative being the root of all the other cases, is termed the direct case, the others are called oblique cases.
- French: cas oblique, cas régime
- German: abhängiger Fall, Casus obliquus, Obliquus, obliquer Kasus
- Italian: caso obliquo
- Portuguese: caso oblíquo
- Russian: ко́свенный паде́ж
- Spanish: caso oblicuo