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.
Moreover, the term [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII] (or its equivalent [TEXTO IRREPRODUCIBLE EN ASCII], more often used in plural form) meaning "multitude" is commonly translated as "horde" when in the company of an attributive genitive referring to the Slavs, to barbarians, or to enemies, in general (Theophylact Simocatta 253, 271, and 293 for hordes of barbarians; Theophylact Simocatta 293 for hordes of enemies)18.
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.