Genitive
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Genitive
See also: Genitive and génitive

English

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Etymology

From Renaissance Latin c?sus genit?vus (literally "case pertaining to origin, birth") (also spelled c?sus genet?vus), from genitus, the perfect passive participle of gign? ("beget").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /'dn?t?v/
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  • Hyphenation: ge?ni?tive

Adjective

genitive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses a quality, origin or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.
    The student who had taken a German exam realised his error afterwards. He had used the dative case instead of the genitive case to show possession.

Translations

Noun

genitive (countable and uncountable, plural genitives)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) An inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
  2. (grammar, countable) A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.

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Latin

Adjective

genit?ve

  1. vocative masculine singular of genit?vus

Romanian

Noun

genitive

  1. plural of genitiv

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