Pronounced: MOON-kaf, noun
Notes: I hadn’t heard of this word
The word nomenclator means
- a book containing collections or lists of words
- one who gives names to or invents names for things
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).