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From Latin genitus, the substantive form of genitalis meaning "pertaining to generation or birth", from the Greek genete, (birth).
Adjectivegenitive (not comparable)
- (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.
- (grammar) (uncountable) The genitive case; the inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
- (grammar) (countable) A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.
genitive n. pl.
- Plural form of genitiv.
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