Antonyms for genitive

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With the genitive to be supplied: brec þonne mste, 1488; imp.

We have a genitive also in Flowerdew, found in French as Flourdieu.

The genitive of material is rather the use of a noun as an adjective.

In this case writers have been puzzled how to form the genitive.

The ejection of -na in the genitive plural; as of tunges for tungena.

Of this the root is anat-, as seen in the genitive case anatis.

No preposition, in the present English, governs a genitive case.

The names are in the genitive case, as if dependent on sigillum, 'seal.'

And so we now have also the genitive Erin, as a poetical name of the island.

The genitive cases of the personal pronouns are most often adjectives.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French genitif or directly from Latin (casus) genitivus "case expressing possession, source, origin," from genitus (past participle of gignere; see genital); misused by Latin grammarians to render Greek genike (ptosis) "generic (case)," expressing race or kind (see genus). The noun meaning "the genitive case in grammar" is from 1610s.

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