Nomenclator definition

nōmən-klātər
An assistant who specializes in providing timely and spatially relevant reminders of the names of persons and other socially important information.
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One who assigns names, as in scientific classification.
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One who assigns names, as in scientific classification.
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A person who invents names for, or assigns them to, things, as in scientific classification.
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One who assigns or constructs names for persons or objects or classes thereof, as in a scientific classification system.
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A document containing such name assignments.
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A person, specif. a slave in ancient Rome, who announces the names of guests, etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
nomenclator
Plural:
nomenclators

Origin of nomenclator

  • Latin nōmenclātor a slave who accompanied his master to tell him the names of people he met variant of nōmenculātor nōmen name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots calātor servant, crier (from calāre to call kelə-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin nōmenclātor (“slave who told master names of persons master met"), from nōmen (“name") + calō (“call together").

    From Wiktionary