Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 00:44

dative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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.

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

NounEdit

dative (plural datives)

  1. (grammar) The dative case.

TranslationsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dative

  1. feminine form of datif

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dative

  1. feminine plural of dativo

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

datīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of datīvus

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

dative n pl

  1. plural form of dativ