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Re: what's a "nomen vanum"?
In a message dated 10/15/99 5:28:13 PM EST, email@example.com writes:
<< I thought a _nomen vanum_ was a name that had no designated type material
(hence "empty") >>
No, that's a nomen nudum. "Naked name." Nomina nuda have often been >called<
nomina vana, but that doesn't >make< them nomina vana. Incidentally, nomen
vanum might also mean "idle name" as well as "empty name."