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  • verb [ weak ]
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ge-namian, p. ode; pp. od [nama a name]
To name, call, appoint; appellare, vocare
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  • And Adam ðá genamode ealle nýtenu heora namum

    and Adam then named all cattle by their names;

    appellavitque omne jumentum nominibus suis,
      Gen. 2, 20.
  • Hí wurdon genamode to ðam ylcan gewinne ðe heora fæderas on wǽron

    they were nominated to the same warfare in which their fathers were,

      Homl. Th. ii. 500, 4: i. 88, 3.
  • Bútan ðære mægðe Leui ðe næs genamod ðǽr to

    besides the tribe of Levi that was not named amongst them,

      Swt. Rdr. 63, 224: Homl. Th. i. 282, 20.
Derived forms
DER. namian, nama.
Similar entries
v. ge-nomian.
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v.  namian.
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  • ge-namian, v.