Origin of dative
OTHER WORDS FROM dativeda·ti·val [dey-tahy-vuhl], /deɪˈtaɪ vəl/, adjectiveda·tive·ly, adverbnon·da·ti·val, adjective
Words nearby dative
How to use dative in a sentence
Moreover, fet of the plural applies only to the nominative and accusative; the genitive has fota, the dative fotum.Language|Edward Sapir
Probably folc should be taken as dative, or folke should be read; and sends it to the people and thereby betokens &c.
Every accusative resembles either the nominative or the dative; if the latter, it ends in -e.
If a final -e appears, it is usually in the dative case; but even in this case, it is frequently dropped.
Whos occurs as expressing a genitive; and whom for a dative; but we never find who as a nominative.
British Dictionary definitions for dative
- the dative case
- a word or speech element in this case