prenominal

1 of 2

adjective (1)

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

prenominal

2 of 2

adjective (2)

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenominal. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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