construct state

[kon-struhkt]
noun Grammar.
  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
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