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genitive

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Renaissance Latin casus genitīvus, literally "case pertaining to origin, birth", from genitus the perfect passive participle of gignō (beget).

AdjectiveEdit

genitive (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses origin or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.

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NounEdit

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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LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

genitīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of genitīvus

RomanianEdit

NounEdit

genitive

  1. plural form of genitiv