from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A noun belonging to the class of words used as names for unique individuals, events, or places. Also called proper name.
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- n. A noun denoting a particular person, place, organization, ship, animal, event, or other individual entity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
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The participle holekh has the article because the noun which it modifies is a proper noun and so is definite (K.S. 333 z).
The next 'adham in v. 1 seems to hover on the border-line between the proper noun and the generic word "man."
Yet this is not so difficult if it be noted that the generic noun 'el, as it passes over into use as a proper noun, retains the article, so that the whole combination ha'el becomes the proper noun