Origin of genitive
OTHER WORDS FROM genitivegen·i·ti·val [jen-i-tahy-vuhl], /ˌdʒɛn ɪˈtaɪ vəl/, adjectivegen·i·ti·val·ly, adverbun·gen·i·tive, adjective
Words nearby genitive
How to use genitive in a sentence
These names are for the most part a Greek letter prefixed to the genitive case of the Latin name of the constellation.A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
Moreover, fet of the plural applies only to the nominative and accusative; the genitive has fota, the dative fotum.Language|Edward Sapir
The subject of warni is warschipe contained in the preceding genitive; see 6/18.
From Muskeeg, a swamp or bog, and o, the sign of the genitive.
Dr. Lowth, on the other part, supposes the possessive pronouns mine and thine to be genitive cases.A Grammar of the English Tongue|Samuel Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for genitive
- the genitive case
- a word or speech element in this case