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This answer only considers the nuances of habere, not a comparison between it and the possessive dative. The possessive genitive is different; it functions mostly like the English genitive and is used to express things like "my dog" rather than "I have a dog". The example of the pope actually makes a good example for habere. The canonical announcement upon ...


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In Q. Memento Mori--Revisited offered gerundive (neuter impersonal) alternatives to "memento mori": "nunc est moriendum" = "now must die" & "mox erit moriendum" = "soon one must die". Of course, yourself will recognise these as having been inspired by your own Q:Nunc est bibendum: gerund or gerundive?. The gerundive genitive is a more complex species: "...


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