from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The term noun ( neuter , literally "[the] Name "; plurality: nouns or "[the] noun"; from latin noun , plural nouns ), the nominal word or name word is used in linguistics used with different means:

The first two meanings are based on the Latin grammatical tradition. With the term noun (Latin noun substantivum ) only a single part of speech of the noun words is meant (in contrast to the adjective, Latin noun adjectivum ).

Under the influence of English and French, which no longer recognize a distinction between nouns and nouns , the third meaning has established itself in many places today ( nouns as a synonym for noun) .

The meaning of the term noun differs from the logical term nominator .

See also


  • Dietrich Homberger: Subject dictionary on linguistics . Reclam, Stuttgart 2000, ISBN 3-15-018241-7 .
  • Wilfried Kürschner: Grammatical Compendium . Francke (UTB), Tübingen / Basel 2003, ISBN 3-8252-1526-1 .

Web links

Wiktionary: Nouns  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Dürscheid, Christa: Syntax. Basics and theories. 5th edition. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen 2010 (UTB, 3319), ISBN 978-3-8252-3319-8 , p. 22.