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vocative (adj.)

early 15c., vocatif, "showing the person or thing spoken to," from Old French vocatif, from Latin vocativus (casus) "(case of) calling," from vocatus, past participle of vocare "to call," which is related to vox (genitive vocis) "voice" (from PIE root *wekw- "to speak"). The Latin is a translation of Greek kletike ptōsis, from kletikos "related to calling," from kletos "called." As a noun from 1520s.

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Definitions of vocative from WordNet
1
vocative (n.)
the case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed;
Synonyms: vocative case
2
vocative (adj.)
relating to a case used in some languages;
vocative verb endings
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