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Wiktionary

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English

Etymology

From Latin genitus, the substantive form of genitalis meaning "pertaining to generation or birth", from the Greek genete, (birth).

Adjective

genitive (not comparable)

Positive
genitive

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  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.

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Noun

Singular
genitive

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural genitives

genitive (countable and uncountable; plural genitives)

  1. (grammar) (uncountable) The genitive case; the 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

  • Genitive absolute, a construction in Greek similar to the ablative absolute in Latin.

Romanian

Noun

genitive n. pl.

  1. Plural form of genitiv.







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