gen|i|tive

gen|i|tive
gen|i|tive «JEHN uh tihv», adjective, noun.
–adj.
showing possession, source, or origin. Mine, our, his, and their are in the genitive case, or, as is usually said for English words, the possessive case.
–n.
1. the genitive case.
2. a word or construction in the genitive case. Abbr: gen.
[< Latin genitīvus, for genetīvus pertaining to origin < genitus (see etym. under genital (Cf.genital)); mistranslation of Greek genikè ptôsis generic case]
gen´i|tive|ly, adverb.

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