vocative


1voc·a·tive

adjective \ˈvä-kə-tiv\

Definition of VOCATIVE

1
:  of, relating to, or being a grammatical case marking the one addressed (as Latin Domine in miserere, Domine have mercy, O Lord)
2
of a word or word group :  marking the one addressed (as mother in mother, come here)
voc·a·tive·ly adverb

Origin of VOCATIVE

Middle English vocatif, from Middle French, from Latin vocativus, from vocatus, past participle of vocare
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with VOCATIVE

2vocative

noun

Definition of VOCATIVE

1
:  the vocative case of a language
2
:  a form in the vocative case

First Known Use of VOCATIVE

15th century

Rhymes with VOCATIVE

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