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Meaning of GENITIVE

Pronunciation:  'jenitiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the case expressing ownership
  2. [adj]  (grammar) serving to express or indicate possession; "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings"
 

GENITIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: genitive case, possessive, possessive case
 
 See Also: oblique, oblique case

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Gen"i*tive\, a. [L. genitivus, fr. gignere, genitum,
    to beget: cf. F. g['e]nitif. See {Gender}.] (Gram.)
    Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin
    and Greek nouns) which expresses source or possession. It
    corresponds to the possessive case in English.
    
    
  2. \Gen"i*tive\, n. (Gram.)
    The genitive case.
    
    {Genitive absolute}, a construction in Greek similar to the
       ablative absolute in Latin. See {Ablative absolute}.
    
    
 

 

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