nominative

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nom·i·na·tive

adjective \ˈnäm-nə-tiv, ˈnä-mə-; 2 & 3 are also ˈnä-mə-ˌnā-\

Definition of NOMINATIVE

1
a :  marking typically the subject of a verb especially in languages that have relatively full inflection <nominative case>
b :  of or relating to the nominative case <a nominative ending>
2
:  nominated or appointed by nomination
3
:  bearing a person's name
nominative noun

Origin of NOMINATIVE

Middle English nominatyf, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French nominatif, from Latin (casus) nominativus nominative case, from nominare; from the traditional use of the nominative form in naming a noun
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

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