(grammar, countable) A word inflected in the genitive case; a word indicating origin, ownership or possession.
Origin of genitive
Middle English genetiffrom Latin genetīvusfromgenituspast participle ofgignereto begetgenə- in Indo-European roots
Some phonetic characteristics of the dialect may be regarded as quite certain; (I) the change of the original short o to a (as in the last syllable of the genitive kalatoras); (2) of final -m to -n (as in g ran); (3) of -ni- -ti- -si- respectively to -nn- -to- and -ss- as in dazohonnes " Dasonius," dazohonnihi " Dasonii"; dazetOes, gen.
Infixed genitive and accusative: sing.
There are three declensions, each with a definite and indefinite form; the genitive, dative and ablative are usually represented by a single termination; the vocative is formed by a final o, as memmo from memme, " mother."
In many passages, however, aryls may equally well be the genitive of ari, which is explained as "active, devoted, pious."
A It was formerly thought that Gassendi was really the genitive of the Latin form Gassendus.