ETYM Latin vocativus, from vocare to call.
(Linguistics) Relating to a case used in some languages.
Sinonimi: vocative case
ETYM Latin vocativus (sc. casus): cf. French vocatif.
The case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed; SYN. vocative case.
Indicating calling or personal address.
Used when addressing a person.
In the grammar of certain inflected languages, for example Latin, the form of a word, especially a name, that is used to indicate that a person or thing is being addressed.