benefactive


benefactive
indicating for whom or which

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • benefactive — /ben euh fak tiv/, Ling. adj. 1. of or pertaining to a linguistic form, case, or semantic role that denotes the person or persons for whom an action is performed, as for his son in He opened the door for his son. n. 2. a benefactive form or case …   Universalium

  • benefactive — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷tiv adjective Etymology: Latin benefactus + English ive of a linguistic form : indicating that someone is benefited used especially of affixes and verb forms in various American Indian languages II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • benefactive — adjective Of or pertaining to the linguistic form or case or the semantic role of the beneficiary of an action …   Wiktionary

  • benefactive — ben·e·fac·tive …   English syllables

  • Benefactive case — The benefactive case (abbreviated BEN) is a case used where English would use for , for the benefit of , or intended for , e.g. She opened the door for Tom or This book is for Bob .This meaning is often incorporated in a dative case. In Latin… …   Wikipedia

  • benefactive case — noun A case used to indicate beneficiary, or the receiver of the benefit. It corresponds roughly to the English prepositions for, for the benefit of, and intended for. Basque and Quechua are languages with a benefactive case …   Wiktionary

  • benefactive role — noun the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause • Syn: ↑beneficiary • Hypernyms: ↑semantic role, ↑participant role …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Tagalog grammar — This article describes the grammar of both Tagalog, and Filipino mdash; which is de facto based on Tagalog.Nouns (Pangngalan)While Tagalog nouns are not inflected, they are usually preceded by case markers. There are three types of case markers:… …   Wikipedia


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