Definition from zikkir, the free dictionary
Late Middle English from Middle French vocatif < Latin vocativus (“calling”) < vocatus (“invocation”) < vocare (“to call”) < Proto-Indo-European *wek-, *wekʷ-, *wokʷ- (“give vocal utterance, speak”). See Latin vōx.
- Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling or vocation.
- (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; as, Domine, O Lord.
of or pertaining to calling
grammar: used in address
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NounVocative (plural Vocatives)
- (grammar) The vocative case
grammatical case — see vocative case
- Feminine plural form of vocativo
vocative n. pl.