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genitive

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒen.ɪ.tɪv/ us    /-t̬ɪv/ specialized
the form of a noun, pronoun, etc. in the grammar of some languages, which shows that the noun, pronoun, etc. has or owns something
genitive
adjective uk   us  
the genitive form of a noun
Translations of “genitive”
in Spanish genitivo…
in French génitif…
in German der Genitiv…
in Chinese (Traditional) (有些語言中名詞或代詞的)屬格,所有格…
in Chinese (Simplified) (有些语言中名词或代词的)属格,所有格…
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