dative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin dativus (appropriate to giving), itself from datus (the past participle of (I give)) + -ivus (-ive).

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Adjective[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

dative (plural datives)

  1. (grammar) The dative case.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dative

  1. feminine form of datif

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dative

  1. feminine plural of dativo

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

datīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of datīvus

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

dative n pl

  1. plural form of dativ