appellative (adj.) mid-15c., from L. appellativus, from appellat-, pp. stem of appellare (see APPEAL (Cf. appeal)). As a noun, attested from 1590s.

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  • Appellative — Ap*pel la*tive, n. [L. appelativum, sc. nomen.] 1. A common name, in distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Appellative — Ap*pel la*tive, a. [L. appellativus, fr. appellare: cf. F. appelatif. See {Appeal}.] 1. Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming. Cudworth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) Common, as opposed to {proper};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • appellative — index call (title), cognomen, term (expression) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • appellative — [ə pel′ə tiv] adj. [L appellativus < pp. of appellare, APPEAL] 1. having to do with the giving of names; naming 2. relating to a common noun: an earlier usage n. 1. a name or title 2. a common noun: an earlier usage …   English World dictionary

  • appellative — adjective Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to a common noun 2. of, relating to, or inclined to the giving of names • appellative noun • appellatively adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • appellative — appellatively, adv. appellativeness, n. /euh pel euh tiv/, n. 1. a descriptive name or designation, as Bald in Charles the Bald. 2. a common noun. adj. 3. designative; descriptive. 4. tending toward or serving for the assigning of names: the… …   Universalium

  • appellative — ● appellatif, appellative adjectif (latin appellativus) Se dit de la fonction grammaticale remplie par les appellatifs …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • appellative — ap•pel•la•tive [[t]əˈpɛl ə tɪv[/t]] n. 1) appellation 2) gram. common noun 3) tending toward or serving for the assigning of names: the appellative function of some primitive rites[/ex] 4) gram. of or pertaining to a common noun • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

  • appellative — См. appellativo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • appellative — 1. adjective a) Of or having to do with a common noun. b) Of or having to do with ascribing names. 2. noun a) A common noun. b) An epithet …   Wiktionary

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