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dative

da·tive

dative

pronunciation:
deI tihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: denoting, relating to, or in a grammatical case that usu. marks indirect objects.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the dative case, or a word marked by this case.
derivations: datival (adj.), datively (adj.)
Word Parts
The word dative contains the following parts:
don, donat, dat Latin root that means give
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).