appellative

adjective
ap·​pel·​la·​tive | \ə-ˈpe-lə-tiv \

Definition of appellative 

1 : of or relating to a common noun

2 : of, relating to, or inclined to the giving of names

Other Words from appellative

appellative noun
appellatively adverb

First Known Use of appellative

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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