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Dative case

The category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb.  Synonym: dative.

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"Dative case" Quotes from Famous Books

... is simply the dative case of the Infinitive after t. It began very early to supplant the simple Infinitive; hence the use of to with the Infinitive in Mn.E.As late as the Elizabethan age the Gerund sometimes replaced the Infinitive even after ...
— Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book - with Inflections, Syntax, Selections for Reading, and Glossary • C. Alphonso Smith

... things are subdued unto him," after he has resigned his kingdom? What has he to subdue, after the kingdom is delivered "up to God, even the Father". Certainly nothing. I readily grant, that in the modern edition of the Greek Testament I have before me, it is rendered in the dative case, "teen basileian to Theo kai Patri;" "the kingdom to God even the Father." But I perused, several years since, a short criticism by an English writer (whose name I cannot recall, nor the periodical which contained it) on this very phrase in which ...
— Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation • John Bovee Dods

... used for London, and for Paris (G. Peignot, Repertoire de bibliographies speciales, Paris, 1810. 8 deg.. pp. 116, 132.) It may also, in accordance with its etymology, be used for Amsterdam, or Berlin, or Calcutta, etc. As an imprint, it takes the dative case. The Interpretationes paradoxae quatuor evangeliorum of Sandius, were printed at Amsterdam. (M. Weiss, Biographie universelle, Paris, 1811 ...
— Notes & Queries, No. 19, Saturday, March 9, 1850 • Various

Words linked to "Dative case" :   oblique case, oblique, dative

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