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Genitive case

noun
1.
The case expressing ownership.  Synonyms: genitive, possessive, possessive case.



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"Genitive case" Quotes from Famous Books



... niceness, etc. too often, which I doubt are not classic terminations for nobility, nicety, etc. though I allow that nobility will not always express nobleness. My children's timeless deaths can scarce be said for untimely; nor should I choose to employ children's as a plural genitive case, which I think the s at the end cannot imply. "Hearted preference" is very bold for preference taken to heart. Raymond, in the ...
— Letters of Horace Walpole, V4 • Horace Walpole

... the river Tees were unimportant. The oldest and most thoroughly Danish town was Grimsby. The settlements were generally small. I infer this from the extent to which the names are compounded of -by and a noun in the genitive case singular (Candel-s-by, Grim-s-by, &c.). Danish names such as Thorold, Thurkill, Orme, &c., are eminently common in Lincolnshire; and, at Grimsby, a vestige of the famous Danish hero Havelok is still preserved in Havelok-street. On the other hand, the number of Danish idioms in ...
— The Ethnology of the British Islands • Robert Gordon Latham

... final syllable being long by position. Pedantic grammarians might argue that natus being a participle ought not to govern a genitive case, but should be followed by a preposition with the ablative case, and that we ought to say "e Bacone nati" or "de Bacone nati." Other pedants have declared that natus is properly, i.e., classically, said of the mother only, although in low Latin, such as ...
— Bacon is Shake-Speare • Sir Edwin Durning-Lawrence



Words linked to "Genitive case" :   oblique, possessive case, oblique case, attributive genitive



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