n (grammar) special form of a noun, a pronoun or an adjective used (in some inflected languages) to indicate or describe esp the person who receives sth or benefits from an action 与格（某些屈折语中的名词、代词或形容词的一种形式, 用以表示所指的人物接受某事物或从一行动中获益）.
adj of or in the dative 与格的.
n [C usually singular]
1400-1500; Language: Latin;Origin:
dativus 'of giving'
, from dare 'to give'
a particular form of a noun in some languages such as Latin and German, which shows that the noun is the indirect object
of a verb