June 23rd, 2019

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Word of the Day 06/23/19 Appellative

Appellative (noun, adjective)
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.

RELATED FORMS
ap·pel·la·tive·ly, adverb
ap·pel·la·tive·ness, noun

RELATED WORDS
appellation, moniker, designation, title, epithet, cognomen, tag, handle, nickname

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

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