construct-state

construct state

[kon-struhkt]
noun Grammar.
(in Semitic languages) the inflected form of a noun dependent on a following noun, with the combination expressing a genitive relationship, as hebrew beth David “house of David,” where beth “house of” is the construct form of bayit “house.”

Origin:
1815–25

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