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The Vocative is the case of direct address: -

a. A noun in the nominative in apposition with the subject of the imperative mood is sometimes used instead of the vocative: -

b. The vocative of an adjective is sometimes used in poetry instead of the nominative, where the verb is in the second person: -

c. The vocative macte is used as a predicate in the phrase macte est=o (virt=ute), success attend your (valor): -

NOTE: As the original quantity of the final e in macte is not determinable, it may be that the word was an adverb, as in bene est and the like.