appellative

appellative

[uh-pel-uh-tiv]
noun
1.
a descriptive name or designation, as Bald in Charles the Bald.
2.
a common noun.
adjective
3.
designative; descriptive.
4.
tending toward or serving for the assigning of names: the appellative function of some primitive rites.
5.
pertaining to a common noun.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Late Latin appellātīvus. See appellate, -ive

appellatively, adverb
appellativeness, noun
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appellative (əˈpɛlətɪv)
 
n
1.  an identifying name or title; appellation
2.  grammar another word for common noun
 
adj
3.  of or relating to a name or title
4.  (of a proper noun) used as a common noun
 
ap'pellatively
 
adv

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appellative
1510s, from L. appellativus, from appellatus, pp. of appellare (see appeal). As a noun, attested from 1590s.
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