Datively \Da"tive*ly\, adv. As a gift. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • datively — See dative. * * * …   Universalium

  • datively — adverb As a gift …   Wiktionary

  • datively — adv. as an indirect object (Grammar) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • datively — da·tive·ly …   English syllables

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  • dative — datival /day tuy veuhl/, adj. datively, adv. /day tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. (in certain inflected languages, as Latin, Greek, and German) noting a case having as a distinctive function indication of the indirect object of a verb or the object of… …   Universalium

  • dative — /ˈdeɪtɪv / (say daytiv) Grammar –adjective 1. denoting the case of a word which serves as the indirect object of a verb. –noun 2. the dative case. 3. a word in the dative case. {Middle English, from Latin datīvus of or relating to giving}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dative — [dāt′iv] adj. [ME < L dativus, relating to giving < datus (see DATE1); its grammatical use in LL ( casus) dativus, dat. (case), translates Gr dotikē] Gram. designating, of, or in the case of the indirect object of a finite verb n. 1. the… …   English World dictionary

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