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- 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.
From the two sides: It is plain here also, that he took Zedad, appellatively for a side.
In that passage they are called "the sons of Mahol," which, however, is to be taken not as a proper name, but appellatively for "sons of music, dancing," &c. The traditional fame of their great sagacity and acquirements had descended to the time of
Now, appellatively speaking, how in the world does Nero Wolfe resemble Sherlock Holmes?
The sons of Dan are said to be Hushim (Gen.xlvi. 23), and therefore some read Aher appellatively, Hushim -- the sons of another
The LXX., and some other ancient versions, read it appellatively, not, He was a Calebite, but He was a dogged man, of a currish disposition, surly and snappish, and always snarling.
Others take it appellatively, Lapidoth signifies lamps.
Shechem; we read it, to Shalem, a city of Shechem; the critics generally incline to read it appellatively: he came safely, or in peace, to the city of Shechem.
Some translate the thummim and urim appellatively, the rather because the usual order is here inverted, and here only.
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