Pronounced: MOON-kaf, noun

Notes: I hadn’t heard of this word

Yesterday’s word

The word nomenclator means

  • a book containing collections or lists of words
  • one who gives names to or invents names for things
First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1500s

Background / Comments

In ancient Rome, a nomenclator (Latin for “name caller” from nomen [name] and calare [to call]) was to call out or whisper the names of people as they approached a candidate during a political rally – whether this was just for information of the candidate, or if it was an effort to make the candidate look good is not really known. Today, it is a job title for one who creates new names for things; usually applied to those who help create a nomenclature (a system of terms for a particular discipline).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: