Dative
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Dative
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English

Etymology

From Latin dat?vus ("appropriate for giving"), itself from datus (the past participle of d? ("I give")) + -?vus ("-ive").

Pronunciation

Adjective

dative (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter or indirect object, generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective.
  2. (obsolete, law) In one's gift; capable of being disposed of at will and pleasure, as an office or other privilege.
  3. (obsolete, law) Removable, as distinguished from perpetual; -- said of an officer.
  4. (obsolete, law) Given by a judge, as distinguished from being cast upon a party by the law itself.
  5. (sciences) Formed by two electrons contributed by one atom; see dative bond.

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Translations

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Noun

dative (plural datives)

  1. (grammar) The dative case.

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French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /da.tiv/
  • (file)

Adjective

dative

  1. feminine singular of datif

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Italian

Adjective

dative

  1. feminine plural of dativo

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Latin

Adjective

dat?ve

  1. vocative masculine singular of dat?vus

Romanian

Noun

dative n pl

  1. plural of dativ

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