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Nounvocative case (plural Vocative cases)
- (grammar): case of address, case used for a noun identifying the person or thing being addressed. It corresponds to the archaic English particle "O" as used in solemn or poetic address: Hear me, O Albion! Languages that regularly employ the vocative include Arabic, Czech, Greek, Hawaiian, Hindi, Irish, Latin, Lithuanian, Ojibwe, Polish, Romanian, Sanskrit, Serbo-Croatian, and Ukrainian .
case of address