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Webster 1913 Edition


Vocative

Voc′a-tive

,
Adj.
[L.
vocativus
, fr.
vocare
to call.]
Of or pertaining to calling; used in calling; specifically
(Gram.)
, 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
.

Voc′a-tive

,
Noun.
[L.
vocativus
(sc.
casus
): cf. F.
vocatif
.]
(Gram.)
The vocative case.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vocative

VOC'ATIVE

,
Adj.
[L. vocativus.] Relating to calling; as the vocative case in grammar.

VOC'ATIVE

,
Noun.
In grammar, the fifth case or state of nouns in the Latin language; or the case in any language, in which a word is placed when the person is addressed: as Domine, O Lord.

Definition 2021


vocative

vocative

English

Adjective

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"

Translations

Noun

vocative (plural vocatives)

  1. (grammar) The vocative case

Translations

See also


Italian

Adjective

vocative

  1. feminine plural of vocativo

Latin

Adjective

vocātīve

  1. vocative masculine singular of vocātīvus

References


Romanian

Noun

vocative n pl

  1. plural of vocativ