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- genetive (rare)
From Renaissance Latin cāsus genitīvus (literally “case pertaining to origin, birth”) (also spelled cāsus genetīvus), from genitus, the perfect passive participle of gignō (“beget”).
genitive (not comparable)
- (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.
of or pertaining to the case of possession
genitive (countable and uncountable, plural genitives)
- (grammar, uncountable) An inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
- (grammar, countable) A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.
word in the genitive inflection
- (Classical) IPA(key): /ɡe.niˈtiː.u̯e/, [ɡɛnɪˈt̪iːu̯ɛ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /d͡ʒe.niˈti.ve/, [d͡ʒeniˈt̪iːve]
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