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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NAMER

There is then a tug-of-war, with the Namer and Foolie as the leaders.

Two are chosen, the one to be Namer, and the other Guesser or Witch.

Noah is the supreme symbol of science, he the first namer of the animals in the ark.

In the first place, the Hebrew word Namer signifies "spotted," and is given to the animal in allusion to its colours.

The two parties then come to a tug, with the Namer and Guesser as leaders.

The discoverer of this region, and namer of it, Jacques Cartier, has a square named for him in the city.

As each player gets his name, he or she turns their back to the namer.

If the last guess is made correctly, then the player goes to the guesser, if not, to the namer.

The leader or namer on one side and the guesser on the other take sides.

Foolie always obeys this call, comes and stations himself beside the Namer.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.