un nominative

nominative

[nom-uh-nuh-tiv, nom-nuh- or for 2, 3, nom-uh-ney-tiv]
adjective
1.
Grammar.
a.
(in certain inflected languages, as Sanskrit, Latin, and Russian) noting a case having as its function the indication of the subject of a finite verb, as in Latin Nauta bonus est “The sailor is good,” with nauta “sailor” in the nominative case.
b.
similar to such a case in function or meaning.
2.
nominated; appointed by nomination.
3.
made out in a person's name, as a certificate or security.
noun Grammar.
4.
the nominative case.
5.
a word in the nominative case.
6.
a form or construction of similar function or meaning.

Origin:
1350–1400; < Latin nominātīvus (see nominate, -ive), replacing Middle English nominatif < Middle French < Latin as above

nominatively, adverb
unnominative, adjective
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nominative (ˈnɒmɪnətɪv, ˈnɒmnə-)
 
adj
1.  grammar See also subjective denoting a case of nouns and pronouns in inflected languages that is used esp to identify the subject of a finite verb
2.  appointed rather than elected to a position, office, etc
3.  bearing the name of a person
 
n
4.  grammar
 a.  the nominative case
 b.  a word or speech element in the nominative case
 
[C14: from Latin nōminātīvus belonging to naming, from nōmen name]
 
nominatival
 
adj
 
'nominatively
 
adv

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nominative
late 14c., "grammatical case dealing with the subject of a verb," from M.Fr. nominatif, from L. nominativus "pertaining to naming," from nominatus, pp. of nominare (see nominate).
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