Genitival



[jen-i-tiv] /ˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪv/ Grammar

adjective
1.
(in certain inflected languages) noting a case of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives, used primarily to express possession, measure, or origin: as John’s hat, week’s vacation, duty’s call.
2.
noting an affix or other element characteristic of this case, or a word containing such an element.
3.
similar to such a case form in function or meaning.
noun
4.
the genitive case.
5.
a word in the genitive case.
6.
a construction noting this case or the relationship usually expressed by it.
/ˈdʒɛnɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives in inflected languages used to indicate a relation of ownership or association, usually translated by English of
noun
2.

adj.

1818, from genitive + -al (1). Related: Genitivally.
adj.

late 14c., from Old French genitif or directly from Latin (casus) genitivus “case expressing possession, source, origin,” from genitus (past participle of gignere; see genital); misused by Latin grammarians to render Greek genike (ptosis) “generic (case),” expressing race or kind (see genus). The noun meaning “the genitive case in grammar” is from 1610s.

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