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Webster 1913 Edition


Genitive

Gen′i-tive

,
Adj.
[L.
genitivus
, fr.
gignere
,
genitum
, to beget: cf. F.
génitif
. 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.

Gen′i-tive

,
Noun.
(Gram.)
The genitive case.
Genitive absolute
,
a construction in Greek similar to the ablative absolute in Latin. See
Ablative absolute
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Genitive

GEN'ITIVE

,
Adj.
[L. genitivus, from the root of gender.]
In grammar, an epithet given to a case in the declension of nouns, expressing primarily the thing from which something else proceeds; as filius patris, the son of a father; aqua fontis, the water of a fountain. But by custom this case expresses other relations, particularly possession or ownership; as animi magnitudo, greatness of mind, greatness possessed by or inherent in the mind. This case often expresses also that which proceeds from something else; as pater septem filiorum, the father of seven sons.

Definition 2021


Genitive

Genitive

See also: genitive and génitive

German

Noun

Genitive

  1. plural of Genitiv

genitive

genitive

See also: Genitive and génitive

English

Adjective

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.

Translations

Noun

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.

Translations

Derived terms


Latin

Adjective

genitīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of genitīvus

Romanian

Noun

genitive

  1. plural of genitiv