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English

Etymology

Old English nama, from Proto-Germanic *namon, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁nḗh₃mn̥ (name).

Germanic cognates: Old High German namo (Modern German Name), Old Saxon namo (Dutch naam), Old Frisian noma, Gothic 𐌽𐌰𐌼𐍉, Old Norse nafn (Swedish namn).

Indo-European cognates: Latin nōmen (French nom), Greek ὄνομα (onoma), Persian نام (nâm), Old Irish ainm (Cornish hanow), Sanskrit नामन् (nā́man), Avestan nama, Old Church Slavonic имѧ (imę) (Russian имя (ímja)), Tocharian A ñom and Tocharian B ñem.

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
name

Plural
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name ({{{1}}})
  1. Any word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
    • 1904, L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
      So good a man as this must surely have a name.
  2. Reputation.
    • 1604, William Shakespeare, Othello, III-iii ,
      Good name in man and woman, dear my lord / Is the immediate jewel of their souls.[1]
    • 1952, Old Testament, Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson & Sons, 2 Samuel 8:13,
      And David won a name for himself.[2]
  3. (computing): A unique identifier, generally a string of characters.
  4. An investor in Lloyds of London bearing unlimited liability.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to name

Third person singular
nam

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to name (third-person singular simple present nam, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To give a name to.
    1904: L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz — I will name the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!'
  2. (transitive) To mention, specify.
    He named his demands.
    You name it!
  3. (transitive) To identify as relevant or important
    naming the problem
  4. (transitive) To publicly implicate.
    The painter was named as an accomplice.
  5. (transitive) To designate for a role.
    My neighbor was named to the steering committee.

Derived terms

Translations

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Anagrams


Kurdish

Noun

name

  1. letter (a document)

Lithuanian

Noun

name m.

  1. Locative singular form of namas.
  2. Vocative singular form of namas.

Mandarin

simplified

那么

traditional

那麼

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ na˥˩mə ]

Adverb

name (Pinyin nàme, traditional 那麼, simplified 那么)

  1. so; that

Conjunction

name (Pinyin nàme, traditional 那麼, simplified 那么)

  1. in that case; then

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