What does genitive mean?

Definitions for genitive
ˈdʒɛn ɪ tɪvgen·i·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive case(adj)

    the case expressing ownership

  2. possessive, genitive(adj)

    serving to express or indicate possession

    "possessive pronouns"; "the genitive endings"

Wiktionary

  1. genitive(Noun)

    An inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.

  2. genitive(Noun)

    A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.

  3. genitive(Adjective)

    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.

  4. Origin: From Renaissance Latin casus genitivus, literally "case pertaining to origin, birth", from genitus the perfect passive participle of gigno.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Genitive(adj)

    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

  2. Genitive(noun)

    the genitive case

  3. Origin: [L. genitivus, fr. gignere, genitum, to beget: cf. F. gnitif. See Gender.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Genitive

    jen′i-tiv, adj. (gram.) applied to a case properly denoting the class or kind to which a thing belongs, represented in modern English by the possessive case.—adj. Genitī′val. [L. genitivus (gignĕre, genitum, to beget), as if indicating origin, a mistranslation of Gr. genikosgenos, a class.]

How to pronounce genitive?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say genitive in sign language?

  1. genitive

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of genitive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of genitive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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