latin translation
October 10, 2011 3:55 AM   Subscribe

How do you translate the verb name/naming to Latin? What about namer, i.e. someone who names things?
posted by Foci for Analysis to Writing & Language (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm sure someone with some actual Latin knowledge can answer this better, but take a look at Google Translate. It does English -> Latin.
posted by siskin at 4:13 AM on October 10, 2011

There is a verb nominare, to name, but it also means to call by name, to mention, to nominate (e.g. for an office), etc. Nuncupare was also used to mean to name, to invoke, to declare. Nomen imponere or nomen ponere, to give a name to, is another possibility.

Nuncupator is a namer.
posted by brianogilvie at 5:06 AM on October 10, 2011

Thanks for all the suggestions, brianogilvie!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:31 AM on October 10, 2011

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