Part of speech: noun

Denoting in various languages the case of the indirect object, represented in English by to or for.

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Usage examples "dative":

  1. The termination of the Greek dative in i, was originally the termination of the locative. - "Lectures on The Science of Language", Max Müller.
  2. If it is a " sign of the infinitive," because it is used before no other mood; so is it a sign of the objective case, or of what in Latin is called the dative, because it precedes no other case. - "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.