prenominal

adjective (1)
pre·​nom·​i·​nal | \ (ˈ)prē-ˈnä-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce prenominal (audio) , -ˈnäm-nəl \

Definition of prenominal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

grammar
: preceding a noun prenominal modifiers prenominal possessives

prenominal

adjective (2)
pre·​nom·​i·​nal | \ prē-ˈnä-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce prenominal (audio) \

Definition of prenominal (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or constituting a praenomen

First Known Use of prenominal

Adjective (1)

1613, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prenominal

Adjective (1)

pre- + nominal entry 1

Adjective (2)

Latin praenomin-, praenomen praenomen + -al entry 1

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“Prenominal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenominal. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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