genetivus

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From genitus, the perfect passive participial stem of gignō (to be born), + -īvus (verbal adjective–forming suffix), with the vowel i changed to e. In the grammatical sense, possibly a calque of Ancient Greek γενῐκή (genikḗ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

genetīvus m (genitive genetīvī); second declension

  1. of or related to the act of generation or birth: productive, creative, causal
    Synonyms: productivus, creativus, causalis (all as in Late Latin)
  2. native
  3. belonging to a family or gens
  4. (grammar) genitive

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative genetīvus genetīvī
Genitive genetīvī genetīvōrum
Dative genetīvō genetīvīs
Accusative genetīvum genetīvōs
Ablative genetīvō genetīvīs
Vocative genetīve genetīvī

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