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Lewis : nomino

nomino, nōmĭno, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. nomen, to call by name, to name, to give a name to (esp. after, for a person or thing; cf.: appello, voco, dico). In gen.: quae (navis) nunc nominatur nomine Argo, Enn. ap. Auct. Her. 2, 22, 34, 26: Chaldaei, non ex artis, sed ex gentis vocabulo nominati, Cic. Div. 1, 1, 2: urbem constituit, quam e suo nomine Romam jussit nominari, id. Rep. 2, 7, 12: amor ex quo amicitia est nominata, Cic. Lael. 8 (Trag. v. 283 Vahl.); id. Caecin. 18, 51.—Esp., to give a surname to a person, Eutr. 8, 8: aliquem honoris causā, to name or mention out of respect: L. Sulla, quem honoris causā nomino, Cic. Rosc. Am. 2, 6: quem ego hominem honoris causā nominatum volo, id. Verr. 1, 7, 18; v. honor: hanc illi ἰδέαν appellant, jam a Platone ita nominatam, Cic. Ac. 1, 8, 30.

In partic. Pregn., to render famous, renowned, celebrated (cf.: laudo, celebro): praedicari de se et nominari volunt omnes, Cic. Arch. 11, 26: sunt clari hodieque et qui olim nominabuntur, Quint. 10, 1, 94; v. under P. a.To name or nominate a person for an office: patres interregem nominaverant, Liv. 1, 32: me augurem Cn. Pompeius et Q. Hortensius nominaverunt, Cic. Phil. 2, 2, 4: illo die, quo sacerdotes solent nominare, quos dignissimos sacerdotio judicant, me semper nominabat, Plin. Ep. 2, 1, 8; Suet. Claud. 22; cf. nominatio.

To name, mention, report, accuse, arraign (not ante-Aug.): capita conjurationis, priusquam nominarentur apud dictatorem, mors ab ipsis conscita judicio subtraxit, Liv. 9, 26, 7: qui nominatus profugisset, diem certam se finituros, id. 39, 17: Dimnus, cum ceteros participes sceleris indicaret, Philotam non nominavit, Curt. 6, 9, 16; 8, 6, 24.—Esp., with inter, to name among or as one of; to report as belonging to a party, conspiracy, etc.: inter conjuratos nemo me nominat, Curt. 6, 10, 5: inter socios Catilinae nominatus, Suet. Caés. 17; cf.: cum Thesea inter eos nomināsset. qui ad inferos adissent, Gell. 10, 16, 12; Plin. 14, 13, 15, § 93; 22, 21, 27, § 55; Hier. in Ep. ad Galat. 5, 19 sqq.

In gram.: nominandi casus, the nominative case (like accusandi casus, the accusative case), Varr. L. L. 8, § 42 Müll.; 9, § 76; 10, 2, § 23; Gell. 13, 22, 5.—Hence, nōmĭnātus, a, um, P. a. (acc. to II. A.), famed, renowned, celebrated: illa Attalica tota Sicilia nominata, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 12, § 27: nominatiora pericula, Tert. Anim. 13: bdellium nominatissimum, Plin. 12, 9, 19, § 35 (al. laudatissimum); Vulg. 1 Par. 11, 10.