what is difference between genitive and possessive
- genetive (rare)
From Renaissance Latin cāsus genitīvus (literally “case pertaining to origin, birth”) (also spelled cāsus genetīvus), from genitus, the perfect passive participle of gignō (“beget”).
- IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnətɪv/
- Hyphenation: ge‧ni‧tive
genitive (not comparable)
- (grammar) Of or pertaining to that case (as the second case of Latin and Greek nouns) which expresses a quality, origin or possession. It corresponds to the possessive case in English.
genitive (countable and uncountable, plural genitives)
- (grammar, uncountable) An inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
- (grammar, countable) A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.
- genitive absolute
- vocative masculine singular of genitīvus
- plural of genitiv
From Middle French possessif, from Latin possessivus (“of or pertaining to possession”), from possessiō (“possessing”), from possidēre (“to possess”).
- IPA(key): /pəˈzɛsɪv/
- Rhymes: -ɛsɪv
possessive (comparative more possessive, superlative most possessive)
- Of or pertaining to ownership or possession.
- (grammar) Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc.
- Unwilling to yield possession of.
possessive (countable and uncountable, plural possessives)
- (grammar) The possessive case.
- (grammar) A word used to indicate the possessive case.
- possessive pronoun
- possessive adjective
- possessive determiner
- possessive suffix
- feminine singular of possessif
- inflection of possessiv:
- strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
- strong nominative/accusative plural
- weak nominative all-gender singular
- weak accusative feminine/neuter singular
- feminine plural of possessivo
- vocative masculine singular of possessīvus