genitive vs possessive what difference

what is difference between genitive and possessive

English

Alternative forms

  • genetive (rare)

Etymology

From Renaissance Latin cāsus genitīvus (literally case pertaining to origin, birth) (also spelled cāsus genetīvus), from genitus, the perfect passive participle of gignō (beget).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒɛnətɪv/
  • Hyphenation: ge‧ni‧tive

Adjective

genitive (not comparable)

  1. (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.

Translations

Noun

genitive (countable and uncountable, plural genitives)

  1. (grammar, uncountable) An inflection pattern (of any given language) that expresses origin or ownership and possession.
  2. (grammar, countable) A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.

Translations

Derived terms

  • genitive absolute

See also

  • possessive

Latin

Adjective

genitīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of genitīvus

Romanian

Noun

genitive

  1. plural of genitiv


English

Etymology

From Middle French possessif, from Latin possessivus (of or pertaining to possession), from possessiō (possessing), from possidēre (to possess).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pəˈzɛsɪv/
  • Rhymes: -ɛsɪv

Adjective

possessive (comparative more possessive, superlative most possessive)

  1. Of or pertaining to ownership or possession.
  2. (grammar) Indicating ownership, possession, origin, etc.
  3. Unwilling to yield possession of.

Translations

Noun

possessive (countable and uncountable, plural possessives)

  1. (grammar) The possessive case.
  2. (grammar) A word used to indicate the possessive case.

Translations

See also

  • possessive pronoun
  • possessive adjective
  • possessive determiner
  • possessive suffix
  • genitive
  • ktetic

French

Adjective

possessive

  1. feminine singular of possessif

German

Pronunciation

Adjective

possessive

  1. inflection of possessiv:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

Italian

Adjective

possessive

  1. feminine plural of possessivo

Latin

Adjective

possessīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of possessīvus

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