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nominativus pendens

Definitions

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  • n. A noun phrase, introduced as if the subject of a sentence, that is not actually used as such.
  • n. Intentional use of such a construction.

Etymologies

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From Latin nominativus ("nominative case") + pendens ("hanging, waiting")

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