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nameable

or namable

[ney-muh-buh l] /ˈneɪ mə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of or susceptible to being named or identified; identifiable.
2.
worth mentioning by name; notable; memorable.
Origin of nameable
1770-1780
1770-80; name + -able
Related forms
nameability, noun
unnameable, adjective
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  • The Unnameable is the originator of Heaven and earth; manifesting itself as the nameable, it is “the mother of all things.”

    Myths and Legends of China E. T. C. Werner
  • We are thus, as it were, driven upon the theory of Theism as furnishing the only nameable explanation of this universal order.

    Thoughts on Religion George John Romanes
  • The general result is, that there are three chief kinds of nameable things:—1.

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