- having to do with the giving of names; naming
- relating to a common noun: an earlier usage
Origin of appellativeClassical Latin appellativus from past participle of appellare, appeal
- a name or title
- a common noun: an earlier usage
- Of or relating to the assignment of names.
- Grammar Of or relating to a common noun.
Origin of appellativeMiddle English common (noun) from Old French appelatif from Late Latin appelātīvus from Latin appellātus past participle of appellāre to call upon, entreat ; see appeal .
- (grammar) Of or pertaining to a common noun.
- Of or pertaining to ascribing names.
- A common noun.
- An epithet.
From the Late Latin appellātīvus, from the stem appella- "to call", with the adjectival suffix -ive.