nom-, nomen-, nomin-, -nomia, -nomic

(Latin: name)

Don't confuse this element with the Greek nomo- which means "law"; or with nomo- meaning "meadow, pasture" and by extension, "acute ulcerative process" and "gangrene".

denominate (verb), denominates; denominated; denominating
1. To define something in terms of a specific unit of currency.
2. To give anyone, or anything, a particular name or description.
denomination (s) (noun), denominations (pl)
1. The action of naming from or after something; giving a name to, calling by a name.
2. A mentioning or specifying by name.
3. A characteristic or qualifying name given to a thing or class of things; that which anything is called; an appellation, designation, title.
4. A collection of individuals classed together under the same name; now almost always specifically, a religious sect or body having a common faith and organization, and designated by a distinctive name.
5. A unit of value, especially monetary value.
denominational
Belonging to, or of the nature of, a denomination or church group.
denominationalism
Adherence to or advocacy of certain denominational principles or a denominational system; such as, of education.
denominationalist
An adherent or advocate of denominational church principles or of a denominational system.
denominationally
denominative
1. Having the quality or function of naming; characterized by giving a name to something.
2. Formed or derived from a noun.
denominator
In arithmetic and algebra, the number written below the line in a common fraction, which gives the denomination or value of the parts into which the integer is divided; the corresponding expression in an algebraical fraction, denoting the divisor.
dysnomia
Anomic aphasia (any disturbance in the comprehension or expression of language due to brain lesion).
heterophenomenology (s) (noun), heterophenomenologies (pl)
The method of studying the consciousness of other people.
hydronomy, hydronomous
A system of river-names.
ignominious (adjective), more ignominious, most ignominious
1. A reference to someone or something appearing shamefully weak and ineffective or having a total loss of dignity and pride: It was an ignominious and a disgraceful retreat for the team after losing the game because they were always the best in the district.
2. Descriptive of someone who deserves condemnation and contempt: The ignominious behavior Greg showed toward his friend was totally wrong and despicable.
Degrading and humiliating.
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ignominiously (adverb), more ignominiously, most ignominiously
1. Descriptive of a total loss of dignity and self-respect or an incurring of public disgrace.
2. A reference to a shameful act.
ignominy (s) (noun), ignominies (pl)
1. A great personal dishonor or humiliation: Imagine the ignominy of going into the classroom in the morning without having pants on!
2. A shameful or disgraceful action, conduct, or character: After causing the accident, running away, and being caught afterwards, Ted suffered the ignominy of having to go to the police station in the police car and having to pay a huge fine.
3. Etymology: from Latin ignominia; from French ignominie; literally, "without a name".
Loss of a person's reputation.
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Disgrace or dishonor.
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innominate
1. Without a name; unnamed.
2. Anonymous.

Related "name" units: onomato-; -onym.