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Origin of appellative
OTHER WORDS FROM appellativeap·pel·la·tive·ly, adverbap·pel·la·tive·ness, noun
Words nearby appellative
Example sentences from the Web for appellative
In the curious case of Elle Fanning, however, the appellative is entirely deserved.Elle Fanning on ‘Ginger & Rosa,’ Her Fashion Sense, Crush on Ryan Gosling, and More|Marlow Stern|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Englishman never seems to understand that the object to be named ought to bear some slight relation to its appellative.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 2/2|Ida May Hill Starr
So much for the name as an appellative; now for its appropriation as a generic.
We must remember that nearly all Grecian proper names had some meaning: being compounds or derivatives from appellative nouns.