genitive

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See also: Genitive and génitive

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Renaissance Latin cāsus genitīvus (literally case pertaining to origin, birth) (also spelled cāsus genetīvus), from genitus, the perfect passive participle of gignō (beget).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnətɪv/
  • Hyphenation: ge‧ni‧tive

Adjective[edit]

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.

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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[edit]

Adjective[edit]

genitīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of genitīvus

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

genitive

  1. plural of genitiv