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This simplest use of the genitive signifies ownership or possession of some object.
Genitive: Personal Relationship?
The genitive expresses family or other personal relationships.
A genitive substantive of any type connected to a substantive which conveys a verbal notion may express the subject of that verbal idea. (e.g. the love of God--his for us)
A genitive may express the agent of a passive verbal idea of the lead substantive (an adjective or passive participle).
The genitive of ______ functions like a prepositional phrase with "ek" or "apo".
A substantive in the genitive may express the object of a verbal substantive to which it is joined. (e.g. love of God--our's for him)
This function of the genitive has an abstract noun in the genitive functioning like an adjective for the substantive to which it is joined.
Adjectival (Spirit of holiness = holy Spirit)
What is the Reversed Adjectival use of the genitive?
the lead noun acts as an adjective to the noun in the genitive (depth of soil = deep soil)
Explanatory or Appositional
A word in the genitive may be the equivalent of the word with which it is joined.
Content or Material?
A genitive may specify the contents of a container or the material out of which the lead substantive is made.
This type of genitive occurs when the lead substantive identifies a part and the word in the genitive identifies the whole.
The object of comparison may be expressed in the genitive case.
Words indicating the _____ or _____ of an item may be expressed in the genitive without a preposition.
a catch-all category...
Which use of the genitive involves a noun referring to a time period expressed in the genitive (the noun) to indicate the time during which the action of the verb occurs?
Some verbs take a _____ ______ in the genitive case.
Idiomatic use of the adverbial participle where the subject of the participle event and the participle are expressed in the genitive case. The phrase usually identifies something grammatically independent of the main construction.