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nōmĭno , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. nomen,
I.to call by name, to name, to give a name to (esp. after, for a person or thing; cf.: appello, voco, dico).
I. In gen.: quae (navis) nunc nominatur nomine Argo, Enn. ap. Auct. Her. 2, 22, 34, 26: “Chaldaei, non ex artis, sed ex gentis vocabulo nominati,Cic. Div. 1, 1, 2: “urbem constituit, quam e suo nomine Romam jussit nominari,id. Rep. 2, 7, 12: “amor ex quo amicitia est nominata,Cic. Lael. 8 (Trag. v. 283 Vahl.); id. Caecin. 18, 51.—Esp., to give a surname to a person, Eutr. 8, 8: aliquem honoris causā, to name or mention out of respect: “L. Sulla, quem honoris causā nomino,Cic. Rosc. Am. 2, 6: “quem ego hominem honoris causā nominatum volo,Cic. Verr. 1, 7, 18; v. honor: hanc illi ἰδέαν appellant, jam a Platone ita nominatam, Cic. Ac. 1, 8, 30.—
II. In partic.
A. Pregn., to render famous, renowned, celebrated (cf.: “laudo, celebro): praedicari de se et nominari volunt omnes,Cic. Arch. 11, 26: “sunt clari hodieque et qui olim nominabuntur,Quint. 10, 1, 94; v. under P. a.—
C. To name, mention, report, accuse, arraign (not ante-Aug.): “capita conjurationis, priusquam nominarentur apud dictatorem, mors ab ipsis conscita judicio subtraxit,Liv. 9, 26, 7: “qui nominatus profugisset, diem certam se finituros,id. 39, 17: “Dimnus, cum ceteros participes sceleris indicaret, Philotam non nominavit,Curt. 6, 9, 16; 8, 6, 24.—Esp., with inter, to name among or as one of; to report as belonging to a party, conspiracy, etc.: “inter conjuratos nemo me nominat,Curt. 6, 10, 5: inter socios Catilinae nominatus, Suet. Caés. 17; cf.: “cum Thesea inter eos nomināsset. qui ad inferos adissent,Gell. 10, 16, 12; Plin. 14, 13, 15, § 93; 22, 21, 27, § 55; Hier. in Ep. ad Galat. 5, 19 sqq.—
D. In gram.: nominandi casus, the nominative case (like accusandi casus, the accusative case), Varr. L. L. 8, § 42 Müll.; 9, § 76; 10, 2, § 23; Gell. 13, 22, 5.—Hence, nōmĭnātus , a, um, P. a. (acc. to II. A.), famed, renowned, celebrated: “illa Attalica tota Sicilia nominata,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 12, § 27: “nominatiora pericula,Tert. Anim. 13: bdellium nominatissimum, Plin. 12, 9, 19, § 35 (al. laudatissimum); Vulg. 1 Par. 11, 10.
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