genitival

genitive

[jen-i-tiv] 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.
Compare possessive.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin genitīvus, equivalent to genit(us) (past participle of gignere to beget) + -īvus -ive

genitival [jen-i-tahy-vuhl] , adjective
genitivally, adverb
ungenitive, adjective
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genitive (ˈdʒɛnɪtɪv)
 
adj
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
 
n
2.  a.  the genitive case
 b.  a word or speech element in this case
 
[C14: from Latin genetīvus relating to birth, from gignere to produce]
 
genitival
 
adj
 
geni'tivally
 
adv

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genitive
late 14c., from L. casus genitivus "case expressing origin," from *geneta "birth," misused by L. grammarians to render Gk. genike (ptosis) "generic (case)," expressing race or kind (see genus).
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