construct state

[ kon-struhkt ]
/ ˈkɒn strʌkt /

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.”

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Origin of construct state

First recorded in 1815–25
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