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EtymologyEdit

Calque of Latin genitivus absolutus.

NounEdit

genitive absolute (plural genitives absolute or genitive absolutes)

  1. (grammar) an independent phrase in a sentence conveying additional circumstances in the genitive case; present:
    1. in Ancient Greek, more frequent than the accusative absolute and the nominative absolute
    2. in Sanskrit later to the locative absolute
    3. in Avestan
    4. in Armenian
    5. in Tocharian, not so common
    6. in Middle Dutch and early modern Dutch
    7. rarely in Middle High German

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Further readingEdit

  • Bauer, Brigitte (2000) Archaic Syntax in Indo-European, Berlin, New York: Mouton De Gruyter, →ISBN, pages 261–333