dative Grammar

dative Grammar
dative Grammar ['deɪtɪv]
adjective (in Latin, Greek, German, etc.) denoting a case of nouns and pronouns indicating an indirect object or recipient.
noun a word in the dative case.
ME: from L. (casus) dativus '(case) of giving', from dat-, dare 'give'.

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