Other Word Forms of Vocative
Origin of Vocative
Late Middle English, from Middle French vocatif, from Latin vocativus (“calling"), from vocatus (“invocation"), from vocare (“to call"), from Proto-Indo-European *wek-, *wekÊ·-, *wokÊ·- (“give vocal utterance, speak"). See Latin vōx.
Middle English vocatif from Old French from Latin vocātīvus (cāsus) vocative (case) from vocātus past participle of vocāre to call vocation
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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