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adjective (1)

pre·​nom·​i·​nal (ˈ)prē-ˈnä-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce prenominal (audio)
: preceding a noun
prenominal modifiers
prenominal possessives


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adjective (2)

pre·​nom·​i·​nal prē-ˈnä-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce prenominal (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting a praenomen

Word History


Adjective (1)

pre- + nominal entry 1

Adjective (2)

Latin praenomin-, praenomen praenomen + -al entry 1

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1613, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prenominal was in 1613

Dictionary Entries Near prenominal

Cite this Entry

“Prenominal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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