What is a nominal

nominal

Noun n. (Plur. Nouns) declinable word (noun, adjective, pronoun), as a grammatical term adoption (16th century) from Latin nōmen ‘name, denomination’. nominate vb ‘(Be) naming, designating, naming, proposing by name for an office, appointing’ (16th century), from the same cond. Latin nomināre. nominal adj. ‘belonging to the name, concerning the noun’, borrowed (18th century, probably under the influence of French nominal, but in the 17th century already in Latin form in German texts) from Latin nominālis. nominal adj. ‘according to the name, allegedly’ (early 19th century), French (see ↗reell) with suffix swap older synonymous. nominally superseding, which, however, has been included in compositions of grammatical terminology such as nominal sentence and nominal style. Nomination f. ‘Appointment of an applicant for a bishopric, appointment of an episcopal official’, borrowed from Latin nominātio (genitive nōminātiōnis) ‘(denomination, suggestion’. Nominative with the first case of the German declension, in the Roman grammar late Latin (cāsus) nōminātīvus, which is adopted in the early German grammars. Nominative with a drop in the Latin ending since Stieler (1691), in German translation Nennendung, Nenner, Tather (17th century), Nennfall (Gottsched). Lat.nōminātīvus adj. ‘Belonging to the mention’, to Latin nomināre (see above). Nomenclature for 'index of names, totality of the technical terms of a field of knowledge, technical vocabulary', borrowed (17th century) from Latin nōmenclātūra 'index of names', an education to Latin nōmenclāre 'to name', Latin nōmen (see above) and Latin calāre 'to call out'.