construct state

[ kon-struhkt ]

  1. (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 of construct state

First recorded in 1815–25

Words Nearby construct state Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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