Adjective "Dative" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Dative


    Definition:

    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 certain prepositions. noun

    2. the dative case.

    3. a word or form in that case, as Latin regi in regi haec dicite meaning “tell this to the king.”.

    Examples:

    "cases can be dative."