Kasus

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See also: kasus, kaŝus, and kāšus

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cāsus, from cadō (I fall)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkaːzʊs/
  • IPA(key): /ˈkaːˌzuːs/ (learned variant for the plural)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Ka‧sus

Noun[edit]

Kasus m (genitive Kasus, plural Kasus)

  1. (grammar) (grammatical) case (specific inflection of a word depending on its function in the sentence)
    • 2010, Inge Mosebach-Kaufmann, Intra Lehrerband II, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, page 81:
      Im Deutschen können die Kasūs nicht wörtlich wiedergegeben werden.
    • 2012, Beate Kirchner, Jonny Rieder, Renate Wolf, Ostseestädte: Kreuzfahrten zwischen Kiel, St. Petersburg und Kopenhagen. Reiseführer, 4th edition, Trescher Verlag, page 381:
      Die vokallastige estnische Sprache gehört zur finno-ugrischen Sprachfamilie. Mit ihren 14 Kasūs, den zahlreichen Wortendungen sowie dem fremdartig klingenden Vokabular handelt es sich um eine schwer zu erlernende Sprache.
  2. (linguistics) case (grammatical cases and their meanings taken either as a topic in general or within a specific language)

Usage notes[edit]

  • The normal written plural is unchanged Kasus. In publications, it is occasionally spelt Kasūs to mark the vowel length.
  • The plural Kasusse occurs in speech, but is very rare in writing.

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Synonyms[edit]

  • (specific inflection of a word): Fall, Endung (obsolete in this sense)

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