- vocative (adj.)
- early 15c., "showing the person or thing spoken to," from Middle French vocatif, from Latin vocativus (casus) "(case of) calling," from vocatus, past participle of vocare "to call" (see voice (n.)). The Latin is a translation of Greek kletike ptosis, from kletikos "related to calling," from kletos "called." As a noun from 1520s.
- 1. The vocative case is used to address someone by name.
- 2. In Polish, the vocative is almost always different from the nominative case.
- 波兰语中, 呼格常常不同于主格.
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