Meaning of GENITIVE in English

/ ˈdʒenətɪv; NAmE / noun

( grammar ) ( in some languages ) the special form of a noun, a pronoun or an adjective that is used to show possession or close connection between two things

—compare ablative , accusative , dative , nominative , possessive , vocative

►  geni·tive adjective



late Middle English : from Old French genitif , -ive or Latin genitivus (casus) (case) of production or origin, from gignere beget.

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