Appellative meaning

ə-pĕlə-tĭv
Of or relating to the assignment of names.
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(grammar) Of or relating to a common noun.
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A name or descriptive epithet.
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Having to do with the giving of names; naming.
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Relating to a common noun.
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A name or title.
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A common noun.
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(grammar) Of or pertaining to a common noun.
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Of or pertaining to ascribing names.

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A common noun.
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Origin of appellative

  • Middle English common (noun) from Old French appelatif from Late Latin appelātīvus from Latin appellātus past participle of appellāre to call upon, entreat appeal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Late Latin appellātīvus, from the stem appella- "to call", with the adjectival suffix -ive.

    From Wiktionary