Definition of genitive noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdʒenətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒenətɪv//
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(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 Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French genitif, -ive or Latin genitivus (casus) ‘(case) of production or origin’, from gignere ‘beget’.

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