Definition of accusative-dative

of a case of English pronouns
: marking typically the object of a verb (as me in “he saw me”, him in “I gave him the book”) or of a preposition (as us in “with us”)

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First Known Use of accusative-dative

1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Accusative-dative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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