vocative

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Middle English [Term?], from Middle French vocatif, from Latin vocātīvus(for calling) – a calque of Ancient Greek κλητῐκή(klētikḗ, for calling; vocative case) – from vocāre(to call), from Proto-Indo-European *wokʷ-, o-grade of *wekʷ-(give vocal utterance, speak). See Latin vōx.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vocative ‎(comparative more vocative, superlative most vocative)

  1. Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling or vocation.
  2. (grammar) Used in address; appellative (said of that case or form of the noun, pronoun, or adjective, in which a person or thing is addressed). For example "Domine, O Lorde"

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Noun[edit]

vocative ‎(plural vocatives)

  1. (grammar) The vocative case

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vocative

  1. feminine plural of vocativo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

vocātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of vocātīvus

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Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

vocative n pl

  1. plural of vocativ