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noun 
  1. (grammar) (uncountable) The genitive case; the inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
  2. (grammar) (countable) A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: tweede naamval(nl, genitief, m, {{t-, nl)m
  • French: génitif(fr)m
  • German: Genitiv(de)m
  • Spanish: genitivo(es)m
adjective 
  1. (Grammar) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses origin or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: genitief(nl)m
  • French: génitive(fr, génitif, m}}, {{t-, fr)f
  • German: genitivisch(de)
  • Spanish: genitiva(es, genitivo, m, {{t-, es)f
Etymology: From Latin genitus, the substantive form of genitalis meaning "pertaining to generation or birth", from the Greek genete, (birth).


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