Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Genitive Case


Genitive case is a case in which the referent of the marked noun is the possessor of the referent of another noun.


In some languages, genitive case may express an associative relation between the marked noun and another noun.



  • The man's foot
  • The man's brother
  • The man's singing
  • The man's book
  • The man's picture
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