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Genʹitive Case

means the genus case, the case which shows the genus; thus, a bird of the air, of the sea, of the marshes, etc. The part in italics shows to what genus the bird belongs. Our ’s is the adjective sign, the same as the Sanskrit syâ, as udaka (water), udakasya (of water, or aquatic). So in Greek, demos (people), demo-sios (belonging to the people), or genitive demosio, softened into demo-ʹio. In Chaucer, etc., the genitive is written in full, as The Clerkes Tale, The Cokes Tale, The Knightes Tale, The Milleres Tale, etc.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Geneura (g soft)
Geneva (g soft)
Geneva Bible
Geneva Bible (The)
Geneva Bull
Geneva Courage
Geneva Doctrines
Geneva Print (Reading)
Geneviève (St.)
Genii King
Genitive Case
Genius, Genii (Roman mythology)
Genius Loci (Latin)
Genoa
Genovefa (g soft)
Genre Painter (genre 1 syl.)
Gens Braccata
Gens Togata
Gentle (g soft)
Gentle Shepherd (The)
Gentleman (g soft)