Definition of Datival
1. dative [adj] - See also: dative
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Datival
Literary usage of Datival
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1903)
"In he struck him a blow \ he struck the desk a blow we do not feel the first object-word to be datival, as we would in he gave him a blow, but rather as a ..."
2. The Infinitive in Anglo-Saxon by Morgan Callaway (1913)
"(c) The predicate nominative after certain datival verb phrases. ... (4) datival verbs or verbal phrases at times attract what would normally be an ..."
3. Chips from a German Workshop by Friedrich Max Müller, Christian Karl Josias Bunsen (1890)
"When we say, " I wish you to do this," " you are able to do this," we can still perceive the datival function of the infinitive. Likewise in such phrases, ..."
4. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"Here the datival meaning (purpose, destination) is often apparent. ... The active use is due to the old datival function of the infinitive : afios ..."
5. A Greek Grammar for Schools and Colleges by Herbert Weir Smyth (1916)
"Here the datival meaning (purpose, destination) is often apparent. Cp. 932, 1224. ... The active use is due to the old datival function of the infinitive ..."