nuncupative

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin nuncupātīvus (nominal).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈnʌŋkjʊˌpeɪtɪv/, /ˈnʌŋkjəˌpeɪtɪv/, /ˈnʌn.kjʊˌpeɪtɪv/, /ˈnʌn.kjəˌpeɪtɪv/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈnʌŋkjʊpətɪv/, /ˈnʌŋkjəpətɪv/
  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /nʌŋˈkjuːpətɪv/, /nʌnˈkjuːpətɪv/
  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /nʌŋˈkuːpətɪv/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: nun‧cu‧pa‧tive

AdjectiveEdit

nuncupative (not comparable)

  1. Oral; not written.
    a nuncupative will, i.e. one made by word of mouth only, and depending on oral testimony for proof
  2. (obsolete) Publicly or solemnly declaratory.
  3. (obsolete) Nominal; existing only in name.

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

nuncupative

  1. feminine singular of nuncupatif

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From nū̆ncupātīvus (nominal).

AdverbEdit

nū̆ncupātīvē (not comparable)

  1. nominally

Related termsEdit