Compellative
Compellative Com*pel"la*tive, n. (Gram.) The name by which a person is addressed; an appellative. [1913 Webster]

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  • compellative — /kəm pelˈə tiv/ noun Compellation (also adjective) • • • Main Entry: ↑compellation …   Useful english dictionary

  • compellative — indicating address or appellation; vocative Grammatical Cases …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • compellative — n. (Gram.) Vocative …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • compellatif — compellatif, ive (kon pèl la tif, ti v ) adj. Terme de grammaire. Qui indique qu on adresse la parole à quelqu un. Particule compellative.    Par quoi on adresse la parole. Phrase, proposition compellative. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Latin compellare,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Gentle — Gen tle, a. [Compar. {Gentler}; superl. {Gentlest}.] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of genere …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gentler — Gentle Gen tle, a. [Compar. {Gentler}; superl. {Gentlest}.] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gentlest — Gentle Gen tle, a. [Compar. {Gentler}; superl. {Gentlest}.] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The gentle craft — Gentle Gen tle, a. [Compar. {Gentler}; superl. {Gentlest}.] [OE. gentil, F. gentil noble, pretty, graceful, fr. L. gentilis of the same clan or race, fr. gens, gentis, tribe, clan, race, orig. that which belongs together by birth, fr. the root of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grammatical Cases — For those of you who have never studied Latin, or German, or a host of other languages known as inflected languages, grammatical cases are noun and pronoun inflections which indicate the relationship of terms in a sentence to one another. In… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • compellation —   n. calling upon by name; manner in which person is addressed.    ♦ compellative, a.;   n. name by which person is addressed …   Dictionary of difficult words

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