appellative /əˈpɛlətɪv/

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I. adjective


‹formal› relating to or denoting the giving of a name.
II. noun

a common noun, such as ‘doctor’, ‘mother’, or ‘sir’, used as a vocative.
– origin late Middle English: from late Latin appellativus, from appellat- ‘addressed’, from the verb appellare (see appeal).

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