Origin of vocative
OTHER WORDS FROM vocativevoc·a·tive·ly, adverb
Words nearby vocative
How to use vocative in a sentence
“He told me to keep my eyes open super wide,” Waters told Vocative.Anonymous Model Goes Public with Allegations Against Terry Richardson|Justin Jones|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The vocative alone often takes a final a as in the interrogative form.The Mafulu|Robert W. Williamson
Ahaygar; a pet term; my friend, my love: vocative of Irish tagur, love, a dear person.
Avourneen, my love: the vocative case of Irish muirnn, a sweetheart, a loved person.
Vocative, vok′a-tiv, adj. pertaining to the act of calling, applied to the grammatical case used in personal address.
It is a different word altogether, and is only the subjunctive of am, in the way puss is the vocative of cat.A Handbook of the English Language|Robert Gordon Latham
British Dictionary definitions for vocative
- the vocative case
- a vocative noun or speech element