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Nomen: English Derivatives?
Dear Latin Teacher,
Does the Latin word nomen have any English derivatives besides name and nominate?
I need 4 more.
There too many for me to name them all. English derivatives from the Latin root nomen include:
nomenclature: a set or system of names or terms.
denomination: a name or designation, esp. one for a class of things.
nominal: being such in name only, i.e. not significant.
nominative: every Latinist's favorite - noting a case having as its function the indication of the subject of a finite verb.
nominee: a person nominated.
denominator: something shared or held in common; standard. Also a math term: see math lesson plans!
ignominious: having a bad reputation, a poor name.
ignomy: disgrace; dishonor.
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