I. adjective Etymology: Middle English datif, from Latin dativus, from datus Date: 15th century of, relating to, or being the grammatical case that marks typically the indirect object of a verb, the object of some prepositions, or a possessor II. noun Date: 15th century a dative case or form

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  • Dative — Da tive, n. [L. dativus.] The dative case. See {Dative}, a., 1. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dative — has several meanings.*In grammar, the dative case is used to indicate the noun to whom something is given. *In chemistry, a dative bond (also known as a coordinate covalent bond) is a chemical bond in which the shared electrons come from one atom …   Wikipedia

  • Dative — Da tive, a. [L. dativus appropriate to giving, fr. dare to give. See 2d {Date}.] 1. (Gram.) Noting the case of a noun which expresses the remoter object, and is generally indicated in English by to or for with the objective. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dative — da·tive / dā tiv/ adj [Medieval Latin dativus subject to appointment, from Latin, assigned (of a guardian), from datus, past participle of dare to give] in the civil law of Louisiana 1: appointed by a judge 2: established by judicial appointment… …   Law dictionary

  • dative — DATIVE. adject. féminin. Il n est d usage que dans cette phrase, Tutelle dative, par opposition à Tutelle testamentaire …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • dative — (adj.) mid 15c., from L. dativus pertaining to giving, from datus given (see DATE (Cf. date) (n.1)); in grammatical use from Gk. dotike (ptosis) dative (case), from dotikos of giving nature, from dotos given, from PIE root *do …   Etymology dictionary

  • dative — Grammar ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (in Latin, Greek, German, etc.) denoting a case of nouns and pronouns indicating an indirect object or recipient. ► NOUN ▪ a dative noun, pronoun, etc. ORIGIN from Latin casus dativus case of giving , from dare give …   English terms 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

  • dative — ● datif, dative adjectif (bas latin juridique dativus, qui est donné) Se dit d une liaison chimique semi polaire. ● datif, dative (expressions) adjectif (bas latin juridique dativus, qui est donné) Tutelle dative, tutelle dévolue par le conseil… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dative — UK [ˈdeɪtɪv] / US noun [singular] Word forms dative : singular dative plural datives linguistics the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective that you use in some languages when it is the indirect object of a verb Derived word: dative UK / US… …   English dictionary

  • dative — da•tive [[t]ˈdeɪ tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) gram. of or designating a grammatical case that typically indicates the indirect object of a verb or the object of certain prepositions 2) gram. the dative case 3) gram. a word or other form in the dative case •… …   From formal English to slang

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