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  1. third-person plural present indicative of nomar
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of nomar



From Proto-Indo-European *h₁nómn̥ ‎(name). Cognates include Hittite 𒆷𒀀𒈠𒀭 ‎(lāman), Ancient Greek ὄνομα ‎(ónoma), Sanskrit नामन् ‎(nā́man), Tocharian A ñom, and Old English nama (English name).



nōmen n ‎(genitive nōminis); third declension

  1. name
  2. the middle name of a three-part freedman's Latin name
  3. title
  4. (grammar) noun (i.e. substantive, adjective, pronoun, article or numeral)
    • c. 95 CE, Quintilian, Institutio Oratoria 1.4.17–18
      Tum videbit, ad quem hoc pertinet, quot et quae partes orationis; quanquam de numero parum convenit. Veteres enim, quorum fuerunt Aristoteles quoque atque Theodectes, verba modo et nomina et convinctiones tradiderunt; videlicet quod in verbis vim sermonis, in nominibus materiam (quia alterum est quod loquimur, alterum de quo loquimur) []
      He, whom this matter shall concern, will then understand how many parts of speech there are and what they are, though as to their number, writers are by no means agreed. For the more ancient, among whom were Aristotle and Theodectes, said that there were only verbs, nouns, and convinctions, because, that is to say, they judged that the force of language was in verbs, and the matter of it in nouns (since the one is what we speak, and the other that of which we speak) []


Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative nōmen nōmina
genitive nōminis nōminum
dative nōminī nōminibus
accusative nōmen nōmina
ablative nōmine nōminibus
vocative nōmen nōmina


  • onoma (Mediaeval Latin)


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