Textkit Logo

Nomina significantia

Here's where you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get translation help and more!

Moderator: thesaurus

Nomina significantia

Postby Anthony Appleyard » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:25 pm

Sometimes (in Latin and Greek authors of fiction, and in modern fiction literature), an author gives a character a name that describes or hints at the character's mentality or deeds. I thought that such a name is called a nomen significans; but earlier today a Google search found no uses of "nomen significans" with that meaning. Please, what is such a name correctly called?
Anthony Appleyard
Textkit Neophyte
 
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 12:43 pm

Re: Nomina significantia

Postby MiguelM » Wed Dec 25, 2013 9:36 pm

Nomen loquens is certainly well attested.
User avatar
MiguelM
Textkit Fan
 
Posts: 207
Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:35 am
Location: Portugal


Return to Learning Latin

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Dominus Faba, pmda and 42 guests