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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?
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Re: Nomina significantia

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

Nomen loquens is certainly well attested.
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