\d͡ʒˈɛnɪtˌɪv], \dʒˈɛnɪtˌɪv], \dʒ_ˈɛ_n_ɪ_t_ˌɪ_v]\
Definitions of GENITIVE
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
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- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
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By Noah Webster.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
In gram, pertaining to or indicating origin, source, possession, and the like: a term applied to a case in the declension of nouns, adjectives, pronouns, etc., in English called the possessive case, or to the relation expressed by such a ease ; as, patris, "of a father, a father's," is the genitive case of the Latin noun pater, a father.
In gram, a case in the declension of nouns, adjectives, pronouns, participles, etc., expressing in the widest sense the genus or kind to which something belongs, or more specifically source, origin, possession, and the like; in English grammar, the possessive case. See extract. "The Latin genitives is a mere blunder, for the Greek word genikÄ“ could never mean genitives ... GenikÄ“ in Greek had a much wider, a much more philosophical meaning. It meant cosus generalis, the general case, or rather the case which expresses the genus or kind. This is the real power of the genitive. If I say â€˜a bird of the water,â€™ â€˜of the waterâ€™ defines the genus to which a certain bird belongs; it refers to the genus of water birds. â€˜Man of the mountainsâ€™ means a mountaineer. In phrases such as â€˜son of the fatherâ€™ or â€˜father of the son,â€™ the genitives have the same effect. They predicate something- of the son or of the father, and if we distinguished between the sons of the father and the sons of the mother, the genitives would mark the class or genus to which the sons respectively belonged."-Max Miller.
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Pert. to source, origin, or possession; possessive.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
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