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EtymologyEdit

From Latin adoptivus, from adoptare (adopt), from ad- (to, towards, at) + optāre (to choose, desire).

AdjectiveEdit

adoptiv

  1. (archaic) adoptive

Usage notesEdit

Only used in compounds.

InflectionEdit

Inflection of adoptiv
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular adoptiv 2
Neuter singular adoptivt 2
Plural adoptive 2
Definite attributive1 adoptive
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Derived termsEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

adoptiv

  1. adoptive (pertaining to adoption)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of adoptiv
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular adoptiv
Neuter singular adoptivt
Plural adoptiva
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 adoptive
All adoptiva
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

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