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genitive


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Genitive  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Genitive  \Gen"i*tive\,  n.  (Gram.) 
  The  genitive  case. 
 
  {Genitive  absolute},  a  construction  in  Greek  similar  to  the 
  ablative  absolute  in  Latin.  See  {Ablative  absolute}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  genitive 
  adj  :  (grammar)  serving  to  express  or  indicate  possession; 
  "possessive  pronouns";  "the  genitive  endings"  [syn:  {possessive}] 
  n  :  the  case  expressing  ownership  [syn:  {genitive  case},  {possessive 
  case}] 




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