Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. After the manner of appellative nouns; so as to express whole classes or species.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. After the manner of nouns appellative; in a manner to express whole classes or species.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an appellative manner; in grammar, according to the manner of appellative nouns; in a manner to express whole classes or species: as, the name Hercules is sometimes used appellatively, that is, as a common name to signify a strong man.

Etymologies

appellative +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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