- a person, specif. a slave in ancient Rome, who announces the names of guests, etc.
- a person who invents names for, or assigns them to, things, as in scientific classification
Origin of nomenclatorClassical Latin from nomen, name + calator, caller, crier from past participle of calare, to call: see clamor
One who assigns names, as in scientific classification.
Origin of nomenclatorLatin nōmenclātor a slave who accompanied his master to tell him the names of people he met variant of nōmenculātor nōmen name ; see nō-men- in Indo-European roots. calātor servant, crier ( from calāre to call ; see kelə-2 in Indo-European roots.)
- An assistant who specializes in providing timely and spatially relevant reminders of the names of persons and other socially important information.
- One who assigns or constructs names for persons or objects or classes thereof, as in a scientific classification system.
- A document containing such name assignments.
From Latin nÅmenclÄtor (“slave who told master names of persons master met"), from nÅmen (“name") + calÅ (“call together").