prenominate

adjective
pre·​nom·​i·​nate | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈnä-mə-nət How to pronounce prenominate (audio) \

Definition of prenominate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

obsolete
: previously mentioned

prenominate

verb
pre·​nom·​i·​nate | \ (ˌ)prē-ˈnä-mə-ˌnāt How to pronounce prenominate (audio) \
prenominated; prenominating; prenominates

Definition of prenominate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

obsolete
: to mention previously

First Known Use of prenominate

Adjective

circa 1513, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1547, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prenominate

Adjective

Late Latin praenominatus, past participle of praenominare to name before, from Latin prae- + nominare to name — more at nominate

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The first known use of prenominate was circa 1513

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“Prenominate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prenominate. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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