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[uhn-neymd] /ʌnˈneɪmd/
without a name; nameless.
not indicated or mentioned by name; unidentified:
an unnamed lover.
Origin of unnamed
1500-10; un-1 + named Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for unnamed


having no name
not mentioned by name: the culprit shall remain unnamed
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Word Origin and History for unnamed

c.1500, "not mentioned by name." from un- (1) "not" + past participle of name (v.). Cf. Old Frisian unnamed, Middle Dutch ongenaemt.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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