attributive genitive


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Noun1.attributive genitive - a word in the genitive case that is used as an attributive adjective; "an example of the attributive genetive is `John's' in `John's mother'"
genitive, genitive case, possessive, possessive case - the case expressing ownership
Adj.1.attributive genitive - a word in the genitive case used as an attributive adjective; "an example of the attributive genitive is `John's' in `John's mother'"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
attributive, prenominal - of adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify; "`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"
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In order to shed light on this matter, the attributive genitive of the word taqwa must be considered.
This historical circumstance explains why (a) the possessor has emphasised character; (b) the usage of Udmurt genitive is more restricted than Finnish -n genitive; (c) attributive genitive pattern tends to express animated possession (in Komi even only animated possession); (d) the phrase has meaning nuance as complete belonging.
Adjectives with the suffix -inis, -e and attributive genitives of a noun are so close in their meanings, that it becomes not clear which of them should be used" (Skardzius 1935: 84).