denominative (adj.)

1610s, "having the quality of naming," from Late Latin denominativus, from Latin denominat-, past-participle stem of denominare "to name," from de- "completely" (see de-) + nominare "to name," from nomen "name" (from PIE root *no-men- "name"). Of words, "constituting a distinct appellation," 1630s. As a noun, 1580s, "that which denominates or describes;" in grammar, 1630s, "word formed or derived from a noun."

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