A common strategy in some languages is to construe the Stimulus as subject and the Experiencer in the dative case.
The versatility of Greek prepositions makes it difficult to distinguish between the locative and instrumental uses, or even the dative of reference.
‘Das Ereignis ‘and ‘die Kehre im Ereignis ‘were only two in a long line of titles for what must always already be the case if givenness and its dative are to come together at all.’
The first and most common use of the dative is as an indirect object.
PRO in this language can occupy a position that can be filled by a lexical NP, which is assigned dative or nominative Case, depending on the embedded verb.
When the agent is a thing, not a person, the dative is commonly used whether the subject is personal or impersonal.
A mantra is a kind of prayer that contains the name of God that is inflected grammatically in the dative case.
The Greek preposition had several meanings, depending on whether it governed the accusative, genitive, or dative case.
You'd expect the dative dual (with two hands) to be Cheiroin, but it is in fact almost always Cheroin.
The nominal system distinguishes five cases: nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, and ablative; the genitive and dative endings are always the same.