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da·tive

 (dā′tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks the recipient of action, that often indicates the indirect object of the verb, and that can be used with prepositions or other function words corresponding in meaning to English to and for.
n.
1. The dative case.
2. A word or form in the dative case.

[Middle English datif, from Latin (cāsus) datīvus, (case) of giving (translation of Greek dotikē ptōsis), from datus, past participle of dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

da′tive·ly adv.
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dative

(ˈdeɪtɪv) grammar
adj
(Grammar) denoting a case of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives used to express the indirect object, to identify the recipients, and for other purposes
n
(Grammar)
a. the dative case
b. a word or speech element in this case
[C15: from Latin datīvus, from dare to give; translation of Greek dotikos]
datival adj
ˈdatively adv
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da•tive

(ˈdeɪ tɪv)
adj.
1. of or designating a grammatical case that typically indicates the indirect object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions.
n.
2. the dative case.
3. a word or other form in the dative case.
[1400–50; datif < Latin datīvus (casus) dative (case) <dat(us) given (see date1)]
da•ti′val (-ˈtaɪ vəl) adj.
da′tive•ly, adv.
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dative

A noun case that indicates the indirect object of a verb.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dative - the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb
oblique, oblique case - any grammatical case other than the nominative
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Translations
dativdativnítřetí pád
datiividatiivinen
dativ
részeshatározó
þágufall
naudininkas
dajalnik
dativ

dative

[ˈdeɪtɪv]
A. ADJdativo
B. N (also dative case) → dativo m
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dative

[ˈdeɪtɪv] n (GRAMMAR)datif m
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dative

nDativ m; in the dativeim Dativ
adjDativ-, dativisch; dative objectDativobjekt nt; the dative caseder Dativ
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dative

[ˈdeɪtɪv]
1. adjdativo/a
2. ndativo
in the dative → al dativo
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Ruppel rejects an adverbial source for this construction and, since the genitive and dative syncretize from an early date, finds it conceivable that a datival use fed the genitive absolute, but was then itself lost.
In the function of datival attribute it expresses the target of purpose and the head noun expresses the object of purpose.