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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A name; specifically, a name distinguishing the gens or clan, being the middle one of the three names generally borne by an ancient Roman of good birth: as, Caius Julius Cæsar, of the gens of the Julii; Marcus Tullius Cicero, of the gens of the Tullii. See name.

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Examples

  • Professor R.J. Tarrant cites similar invocations at _Tr_ I viii 15 'illud _amicitiae_ sanctum et uenerabile nomen', and _EP_ II iii 19-20 'illud _amicitiae_ quondam uenerabile _nomen_/prostat', III ii 43 & III ii 100.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • That is not only because we have a right to know what you do in nomen publicus [please do correct my automated Latin] but also because we, too, have a voice that matters.

    Who owns the wisdom of the crowd? The crowd. « BuzzMachine

  • The 6 year-old pilot of the Fort Collins Balloon Program called nomen-omen "Falcon", bounced off Larry King suspenders, flew over the morning shows of America on the wings of the anchors romanticizing the little American hero, who quite earthly, puked all over the floor of television studios along the PR route.

    Max Kolonko: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

  • At this point, though, only three of the taxa appear to be valid, as Fabrosaurus is a nomen dubium.

    My Birth Dinosaur!

  • Calicem salutaris accipiam, et nomen Domini invocabo

    PCED declares validity of MP "Summorum Pontificum" for the Ambrosian Rite

  • Możemy tu wybrać standardowe ustawienie Pulpit - bez ikon na ekranie (można je przywołać widgetem Widok katalogu), lub nomen-omen, ustawienie Widok katalogu, które pozwala wyświetlić ikony na ekranie z dowolnie wybranego katalogu, standardowo ustawione na katalog Pulpit.

    Konfiguracja Pulpitu KDE 4.4. cz.1. - Wiele pulpitów

  • Teresa: A solis ortu usque ad occasum, laudabile nomen Domini.

    Kerry's wife battling cancer

  • On page 269 of Tarquinia: Archeologia e prosopografia tra ellenismo e romanizzazione, Federica Chiesa explores the history of the Etruscan gens Sentina and states in Italian: The brief onomastic formula of this Šethre Sentina Ta 1.202 neither presents us with ulterior data nor relevance to our knowledge of the gens, which despite the nomen of an ethnic type, boasts exclusively Tarquinian attestation.

    Sentina, an Etruscanized Latin name

  • Oravi ad Dominum, Deum meum ego Daniel dicens: exaudi, Domine, preces servi tui, illumina faciem tuam super sanctuarium tuum, et propitius intende populum istum, super quem invocatum est nomen tuum, Deus.

    Iustus Es, Domine

  • Propter quod et Deus exaltavit illum et dedit illi nomen, quod est super omne nomen.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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  • Those biological nomina in full. A name should refer clearly and unambiguously to a taxon. Ways this can be defeated or repaired are:

    nomen nudum: a name published with no or insufficient description to make clear the taxon referred to.
    nomen dubium: a name (apparently not so vacuous as a nomen nudum) that turns out to be inadequate to identify its target.
    nomen confusum: a name that appears to confusedly refer to several taxa.
    nomen ambiguum: a name that quite clearly refers to one definite taxon, according to one authority, and to another according to another.
    nomen oblitum: a name that validly referred when it was published but has been disused or forgotten (oblitum) for so long that a newer alternative has gained a prescriptive right to supplant it.
    nomen invalidum: an informal or malformed name that couldn't be a valid name.
    nomen rejiciendum: a rejected name.

    nomen novum: a new name that validly supplants an older one disallowed for one of the above reasons.
    nomen conservandum: an existing name that theoretically should defer to an older valid name but which is of such good standing that it is decreed that it is 'to be conserved' (conservandum).

    See here for more: vanum, vetitum, illegitimum, alternativum, etc.

    May 29, 2009