genitive absolute

noun

Definition of genitive absolute

: a construction in Greek in which a noun or pronoun and its adjunct both in the genitive case form together an adverbial phrase expressing generally the time, cause, or an attendant circumstance of an action (as Konōnos stratēgountos in taut' eprachthē Konōnos stratēgountos "this was done when Conon was general")

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“Genitive absolute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genitive%20absolute. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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