Dictionary

genitive

adjective gen·i·tive \ˈje-nə-tiv\

Definition of GENITIVE

1
:  of, relating to, or constituting a grammatical case marking typically a relationship of possessor or source — compare possessive
2
:  expressing a relationship that in some inflected languages is often marked by a genitive case —used especially of English prepositional phrases introduced by of
genitive noun

Origin of GENITIVE

Middle English, from Latin genetivus, genitivus, literally, of generation (erroneous translation of Greek genikos genitive), from genitus
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GENITIVE

Browse

6 ENTRIES FOUND:
Next Word in the Dictionary: genitive absolutePrevious Word in the Dictionary: genitivalAll Words Near: genitive
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears