ap•pel•la•tivePronunciation: (u-pel'u-tiv), [key]
a descriptive name or designation, as Bald
in Charles the Bald.
a common noun.
tending toward or serving for the assigning of names: the appellative function of some primitive rites.
pertaining to a common noun.
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