Other Word Forms of Dative
Origin of Dative
Middle English datif from Latin (cāsus) datīvus (case) of giving (translation of Greek dotikē ptōsis) from datus past participle of dare to give dō- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin dativus (appropriate to giving), itself from datus (the past participle of dō (“I give”)) + -ivus (“-ive”).
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