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appellative +‎ -ly



appellatively (not comparable)

  1. (grammar) After the manner of appellative nouns; so as to express whole classes or species.
    Hercules is sometimes used appellatively, that is, as a common name, to signify a strong man.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for appellatively”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)