of the gen. is very wide. It expresses almost any relation between two nouns, corresponding often to the semi-adjectival use of nouns in our own language, as tree-fruit, fruit-tree, seed-corn, water-pot, except that the order of words is reversed, fruit of tree, tree of fruit, &c. The gen. may be said to be either gen. of the subject or gen. of the object, and this distinction applies to pron. suffixes, which are also in the gen. Gen. 27:41 יְמֵי אֵבֶל אָבִי the days of mourning for my father; 3:24 דֶּרֶךְ עֵץ הַֽחַיִּים the way to the tree of life; 42:19 שֶׁבֶר רַֽעֲבוֹן בָּֽתֵּיכֶם corn (needful) for the famine of your houses; 2 S. 8:10 אִישׁ מִלְחֲמוֹת תֹּעִי engaged in wars with Toi; Is. 9:6 קִנְאַת י׳ תַּֽעֲשֶׂה־זֹּאת the zeal of Je. will do this; 26:11 יֶֽחֱזוּ קִנְאַת־עָם they shall see thy zeal for the people (Ps. 69:10). Gen. 16:5 חֲמָסִי עָלֶיךָ my wrong (that done me) be on thee; 29:13 שֵׁמַע יַֽעֲקֹב the news about Jacob (2 S. 4:4). Is. 32:2 סֵתֶר זֶרֶם a covert from the rain. Ps. 60:10 מוֹאָב סִיר רַחְצִי Moab is my wash-pot. Is. 56:7 בֵּית תְּפִלָּתִי my house of prayer. Gen. 44:2 כֶּסֶף שִׁבְרוֹ his corn-money. Gen. 18:20, Is. 23:5, Am. 8:10, Ob. 10, Hab. 2:17.
Rem. 1. The gen. of the subject may be (a) the possessor of any object, as Jer. 7:4 הֵיכַל יהוה the temple of Je.; Gen. 4:1 אִשְׁתּוֹ his wife. (b) The subject to which any quality or attribute belongs, 1 K. 5:10 חָכְמַת שְׁלֹמֹה the wisdom of Solomon; 10:9 אַֽהֲבַת י׳ the love of Je. (c) The agent in any action, especially after pass. ptcp., Is. 53:4 מֻכֵּה אלהים stricken of God; or the instrument, Is. 22:2 לֹא חַלְלֵי חֶרֶב וְלֹא מֵתֵי מִלְחָמָה not slain by the sword nor dead through war. Cf. on Particip. § 98. The gen. of the object is the converse of this, and may be: (a) the possession of a possessor, Gen. 42:30 אֲדֹנֵי הארץ the lord of the country. (b) The quality or attribute belonging to any subject, 1 K. 20:31 מַלְכֵי חֶסֶד kings of clemency, Is. 30:18 אֱלֹהֵי מִשְׁפָּט a God of justice. (c) The object of any action, particularly after active ptcp.,