construct state


: a noun inflectional form typically designating what is possessed and accompanied by another noun designating the possessor (as Hebrew ben "son" in ben Yishay "son of Jesse") : the relation expressed by such a form

called also construct form

compare absolute state, emphatic state

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“Construct state.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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