appellative[ə pel′ə tiv]
- 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.