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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NAME

He took the card from the florist's envelope and glanced at the name.

"The name of Socrates recalls Alcibiades to my mind," rejoined Anaxagoras.

Hence the hair of the deceased was consecrated to her, and her name invoked at funerals.

Say, honestly, I didn't know my own name till I had a chanst to look me over.

There's a broker I've known down-town—fellow by the name of Relpin.

Robert was right in calling him a miser, but he had not always deserved the name.

He went over to the desk and began to scribble a name on the pad of paper.

His arms tightened about her as he said the name over and over.

It was his habit to affect that he constantly forgot his mother's name.

And there was the wench too—he had fairly forgotten her name.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English nama, noma "name, reputation," from Proto-Germanic *namon (cf. Old Saxon namo, Old Frisian nama, Old High German namo, German Name, Middle Dutch name, Dutch naam, Old Norse nafn, Gothic namo "name"), from PIE *nomn- (cf. Sanskrit nama; Avestan nama; Greek onoma, onyma; Latin nomen; Old Church Slavonic ime, genitive imene; Russian imya; Old Irish ainm; Old Welsh anu "name").

Meaning "famous person" is from 1610s. Meaning "one's reputation" is from c.1300. As a modifier meaning "well-known," first attested 1938. Name brand is from 1944; name-calling attested from 1846; name-dropper first recorded 1947. name-tag is from 1903; name-child attested from 1845. The name of the game "the essential thing or quality" is from 1966; to have one's name in lights "be a famous performer" is from 1929.

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