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noun 
  1. Any word or phrase which indicates a particular person, place, class, or thing.
verb (nam, ing)
  1. (transitive) To give a name to.
1904: w:L. Frank Baum, L. Frank Baum, The Land of Oz " I will the fellow 'Jack Pumpkinhead!'
  1. (transitive) To mention, specify.
He named his demands.
You it!
  1. (transitive) To identify as relevant or important
naming the problem
  1. (transitive) To publicly implicate.
The painter was named as an accomplice.
  1. (transitive) To designate for a role.
My neighbor was named to the steering committee.
Etymology: (term, nama, lang=ang), from (proto, Germanic, namon), from (proto, Indo-European, nomn-).Germanic cognates: Old High German (term, namo, lang=goh) (Modern German (term, Name, lang=de)), Old Saxon namo (Dutch (term, naam, lang=nl)), Old Frisian noma, Gothic (term, sc=Goth, , lang=got), Old Norse (term, nafn, lang=non) (Swedish (term, namn, lang=sv)).Indo-European cognates: Latin (term, nomen, nÅmen, lang=la) (French (term, nom, lang=fr)), Greek (term, sc=polytonic, á, tr=onoma, lang=el), Persian (term, sc=fa-Arab, ÙÙ, tr=ním, lang=fa), Old Irish (term, ainm, lang=sga) (Cornish (term, hanow, lang=kw)), Sanskrit (term, sc=Deva, ààà, tr=nÄma, lang=sa), Avestan nama, Old Church Slavonic (term, sc=Cyrl, Ñ, tr=imÄ, lang=cu) (Russian (term, sc=Cyrl, Ñ, tr=ímja, lang=ru)), Tocharian A (term, íom, lang=xto) and Tocharian B (term, íem, lang=txb).


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