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a descriptive name or designation, as Bald in Charles the Bald.
a common noun.
designative; descriptive.
tending toward or serving for the assigning of names:
the appellative function of some primitive rites.
pertaining to a common noun.
Contemporary Examples

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 11, 2013

Historical Examples

Such, however, is not the case, George being his only Christian appellative.
Hair-Breadth Escapes H.C. Adams

The appellative “Elias” is in fact both a personal name and a title.
Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage

The only appellative I find, (if it can be called one), is the Ang.-Sax.
The River-Names of Europe Robert Ferguson

At the sound of the tender Russian appellative she turned to me quickly.
Marie Tarnowska Annie Vivanti

That ayogriha is the name of the prince, not an appellative, appears from the Pli recensions.
The Gtakaml rya Sra

We must remember that nearly all Grecian proper names had some meaning: being compounds or derivatives from appellative nouns.
Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4) George Grote

For this name of the place is not appellative or descriptive, as our translation renders it, “paradise of pleasure.”
Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I Martin Luther

The alphabet is general property, and everyone has the right to use it for the creation of a word forming an appellative sound.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

In the name of another lake in Russia, the Karduanskoi-ilmen, it seems to occur as an appellative.
The River-Names of Europe Robert Ferguson

an identifying name or title; appellation
(grammar) another word for common noun
of or relating to a name or title
(of a proper noun) used as a common noun

mid-15c., from Latin appellativus, from appellat-, past participle stem of appellare (see appeal). As a noun, attested from 1590s.


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