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a noun that denotes any or all members of a class

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Despite the fact that the root b-d-n is not otherwise found in Hebrew as a verb or a common noun, it is difficult to deny the apparent relation between the QH substantive [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and the biblical proper name [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], which applies to two different personalities:
Power set (set of subsets of a set) 1P SG First person singular pronoun 3P SG Third person singular pronoun BN bare common noun (e.
The top court made the ruling on the grounds Sony had not taken steps to prevent the widespread use of Walkman as a common noun.
It's also a bit coercive: to use a common noun without an article is to imply there's only one--the claim "Raven is happy" demands the question "Which raven?
Sampin cha is already commonly used in Okinawa, and is a common noun which cannot be registered as a trademark under the Trade Mark Law," Fukushima said.
With the widespread use of the original acronym as a common noun, actual optical amplifiers have come to be referred to as ""laser amplifiers"", notwithstanding the apparent redundancy in that designation.
In a further blow to the prestige of proper nouns, he awards first place in his contest to a sentence having as its insider word the decidedly common noun thermostat.
Teachers who are familiar with the concepts of specifier and determinative should find such questions easy to answer: model is a singular countable common noun and, therefore, typically requires a specifier.
When trying to clarify the etymological connection of boy with personal names, it should be mentioned that while it is not impossible for a common noun to originate from a personal name (cf.
This element can form a possessive construction in combination with common noun phrases, proper names, or pronouns but can never co-occur with the otherwise ubiquitous pronominal enclitics in its anaphoric function.
The word "brokeback" quickly became a common noun that refered to an unexpected or illicit gay-ish situation: an otherwise straight man could have a "brokeback moment"; a woman could be stuck in a "brokeback marriage.
McGinn's naive concept of predication is namelike; predicates construed as the common noun "red" refer to properties such as the property of being red.
In the Bible Elohim is a common noun with a flexible range of meaning, which can be a generic reference to God, gods, or the divine, and it can be a substitute for a particular divine name, such as Yahweh.
Richter (judge) is the most common noun in the Carolina, and straffen (punish) one of the most common verbs; see Saueracker.