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The vocative is the grammatical case used to address the person or entity the speaker is talking to, and can be regarded as a 2nd person deictic form. When it has a specific form (only in some singular masculine and feminine nouns), it is the bare stem, whereas in the dual and plural it always has the same form as the nominative.

1. Generalities

The vocative is the grammatical case (Case (including Syncretism))…

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Margherita Donati, “Vocative”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000372>
First published online: 2013

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