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[noh-muh n-kley-ter]
  1. a person who assigns names, as in scientific classification; classifier.
  2. Archaic. a person who calls or announces things or persons by their names.
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Origin of nomenclator

1555–65; < Latin nōmenclātor, variant of nōmenculātor one who announces names, equivalent to nōmen name + -culātor, variant of calātor a crier (calā(re) to call + -tor -tor)
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Historical Examples of nomenclator

  • We dont know their names, and have to keep a nomenclator to tell us.

    Darkness and Dawn

    Frederic W. Farrar

  • You will tell the Nomenclator that my taste has not changed.

  • He wished at first to produce a modern edition of Steudel's Nomenclator.

  • This praise might well be applied to himself if it were only for his wonderful "Nomenclator literarius theologi catholic."

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921

    Thomas J. Campbell

  • This explains the extreme penury of history outside the dry descriptions of the nomenclator.

British Dictionary definitions for nomenclator


  1. a person who invents or assigns names, as in scientific classification
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Word Origin for nomenclator

C16: from Latin, from nōmen name + calāre to call
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