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".

1. The state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed.
2. It came into existence about 1300, from Anglo-French renoun, Old French renon, from renomer "make famous", from re- "repeatedly" plus nomer "to name", from Latin nominare "to name".

The Middle English verb renown has been assimilated to the noun via renowned "famous, celebrated" (c.1375).

1. Widely known and esteemed; celebrated.
2. Well known or famous, especially for a skill or expertise.
With fame or celebrity.
Famed, distinguished, honored, notable.
Someone who gives renown.
Having great renown; famous.
Without renown; infamous, inglorious.
suo nomine
By its own name.

A physician's direction to a pharmacist that the label on the bottle containing the drug indicates the chemical name of the medicine.

Of or pertaining to a surname or surnames.
A means of knowing the characteristics of the toxic actions of a poison.
1. In math, consisting of three terms, as an algebraical expression.
2. In biology, relating to or consisting of three taxonomic names, denoting the genus, species, and subspecies or variety of an organism.
3. Of the names of married women (especially, in the U.S.): consisting of three elements, the given, maiden, and husband’s surname; also applied to those known by this style, whereby the maiden name is in some measure retained.
4. The name of a subspecies or variety when composed of three terms (the names of the genus, species, and subspecies or variety).
A system of nomenclature, as in biological classification, involving the use of trinomial terms.

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