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EtymologyEdit

From Late Middle English [Term?], borrowed 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.

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AdjectiveEdit

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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NounEdit

vocative (plural vocatives)

  1. (grammar) The vocative case

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ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vocative

  1. feminine plural of vocativo

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

vocātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of vocātīvus

ReferencesEdit

  • vocative in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vocative in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

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NounEdit

vocative n pl

  1. plural of vocativ