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Name, v.1 Also: naim(e, nayme, neam(e, neym. P.t. and p.p. namit, -yt, etc., named, namde. [ME. (Wyclif, Gower) and e.m.E. name, OE. (ᵹe)namian f. nama Name n.: the usual OE. and ME. verb. was nemnan, nemnen (see Nemmin v. and Nem v.).]

1. tr. To supply a name to, to call by some individual name or usual designation. Freq. p.p., = named, called. Also to name (a person, place, etc.) efter or fra (from) someone or something else. Pargamea I namyt it but baid; Doug. iii. ii. 129.
He … namyt it Innernes fra the rivere and louch fleting thareby; Boece ii. xiv. 89.
To all thyngis materiall, He [Adam] namyt thame in speciall: Quhow he thame namyt ȝitt bene kend; Lynd. Mon. 736, 7.
The maist ancient wryteris names Britannie Albion but all controuersie; Dalr. I. 3/2.
This athe of keiping fidelitie or, as the vulgar vses to name it, ane athe of homage; Ib. 145/8.
Ib. 3/30.
P.p. The blame, that lytil befor tholit he Of thame namyt of Galele; Leg. S. i. 550.
The first in Grewe was callit Euterpe, … The secound maide named Melpomane; Henr. Orph. 38 (Asl.).
The sanct that thow art named efter; Irland Asl. MS. I. 47/10.
Bot in our days laitly … Eftir thar duke it is namyt Italy; Doug. i. viii. 71.
Ib. xi. Prol. 39.
Ane herbe namit hadder; Bell. Boece I. xlv.
The first ile … wes namit Ardgaell fra Gathelus; Ib. 10.
A banist pepill namit Pichtis; Ib.
This place was namyt the blak coiff; Boece x. xiv. 385.
Sanct Dominyk … institute the ordoure … quhilk … ȝit ar namyt the Domynyk freris; Ib. xiii. viii. 515 b.
The place … was namyt be thame Troy, bot it was callit efter Pagus … ane landwart towne; Bell. Livy I. 12/24.
Ib. 37/11.
Lynd. Meldrum 71.
Rolland Seven S. 282.
Ib. 292, 324, 383.
Pitsc. I. 64/6.
Nidisdale sa named frome the water of Nid; Dalr. I. 12/12.
The title … is sa namet, Regiam Maiestatem; Ib. 119/26.
Namet; Ib. 52/7.
Ane iyle namitt in the Erische leid Ellan Iisall; Monro W. Isles (1961) 53.
Namet; 1629 Justiciary Cases I. 131.

b. To designate by some title or epithet, to style. To name thé God, that war a manifest le; Doug. vi. Prol. 163.
Maister Alexander Wardlaw, named of layt parson of Balingrie; 1561 St. A. Kirk S. 87.
This reul … we nameit it bayth a waippin and a werklume [etc.]; Winȝet II. 8/17.
We will ordane and consentis that he be namyt and stilit king of this our kingdome; 1565 Facs. Nat. MSS. III. xlviii.
Cunye namit hardheidis; 1567 Reg. Privy C. I. 510.
This Earle James namet Gros James; Pitsc. I. 48/7.
Or els that he … had … not for Priams sonne beyne know, nor Hectors brother namde; Fowler I. 380/41.
That the King of Ingland … names him selfe King of Irland; Dalr. ii. 249/3.
Ib. 391/15.
We answerit that sic wer athare of old prelates or men namit bisschoppis; Melvill 556.
Mr Archibald Johnstoun … who wes named my lord; Spalding II. 173.

c. In p.p., Having the reputation of (possessing) some character or attribute, noted for (of) the attribute: cf. Name n. 5 d. Ane of the best That now is namyt neir of all nobilnes; Gol. & Gaw. 418.

2. To utter or mention the name of; to specify by name. = Nem v. 2 and 3. (1) The four brether … That I haue named lang time syne; Alex. ii. 3999.
For be his condicioun he namyt na man to his service, nouthir Johne na Williame na othir name but annerly ane hundreth men of armes; Hay I. 150/22.
That he traistis that he has gude querele and namand the caus; Ib. 266/18.
Ȝone fretis that we have here sum part namyt, and otheris; Ib. II. 64/32.
I haue … in myn hert namyt the enemy throw … ire; Irland Asl. MS. I. 71/17.
I namet the twa personis following by vtheris; Winȝet I. 26/1.
Gif she war that woman quhilk the placardis namet she wes … vnworthy to leif; 1568 Hosack Mary Q. of Scots 539.
Voces … ambiguas: (incertaine, naming no man); Buch. Comm. on Virgil Æn. i. 98.
Ane laid woll hyddes [etc.] … foure penneis; … all laids nocht namet in this present tabill … twa penneis, the burding nocht namet, ane penny; 1596 Edinb. B. Rec. V. 168.
[He] haifing namit the said Issobell be hir name; 1607 Crim. Trials II. 524.
(b) To nayme or nott samony of thair company as he was plenteus on; 1540 Macritchie Gypsies 34.
All thrie quhilk wrait the catalog of these disciples dois naim no suich one; Bisset II. 295/30.
(2) Alswele unnamyet as namyt; 1461 Chart. (Reg. H.) No. 362.
Alse weile nocht nemmit as namyt; 1504 Crim. Trials I. i. 43.
Alssweyll nocht neymitt as nemytt; 1509 Rec. Earld. Orkney 83.
Lands as weill nott neamit as neamitt; c 1536–7 Ib. 222.
1564–5 Ib. 279.
1579 Acts III. 158/1.
(3) The sevin vertues before namyt; Hay II. 38/13.
The fore namyt landis; 1499 Charter (Reg. H.) No. 625.
This mater of sedition afore namit; Winȝet I. 25/4.
And remanent … honest men abouen naimet of this bruch; 1640 Inverness Rec. II. 176.

3. To call by its right name. In negative context, implying that one does not know the name. Ther is good stor of kiene and shiep sume goats sume swien … and many sorts of tries which I cannot neam; 1685 Dunlop P. III. 17.

4. To nominate, designate, appoint (a person). = Nem v. 4. In our nayme and behalf … to nayme, cheis and present ande to thame fathfully to binde [etc.]; 1493 Lennox Mun. 147.
For that intent thai haif namit and chosin Thomas Glendunwyne thair belman; 1505
(c 1580) Edinb. B. Rec. I. 105.
Gif in ony of thir foresaidis war questioun … ane iuge suld be namyt; Boece ii. v. 64 b.
1539 Reg. Privy S. II. 457/2.
1543 Corr. M. Lorraine 44.
Gif the lord neames his tennent and chargis to mak him in reddines [for the levy]; 1552 Reg. Privy C. I. 130.
Sic personis as ples the Quenis grace name to tak cognitioun as is within writtin; 1555 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 228.
For airt and pairt of the cheisinge of George Durye in Robert Hude wther wayes calland and namand him Lord of Obedience; 1561 Digest Justiciary Proc. D. 11.
Fergus … namet first King of Scottis in Albion for his felloune fortitude; Dalr. I. 131/3.
Nicole Manison nameit be the fold for the King; 1603 Shetland Sheriff Ct. 68.
1610 Laing MSS. I. 119.
To such freinds wher yow are as yow shall therin nam; 1642 Misc. Spald. C. I. 24.
Som others that hid neamd you and Crafurd un to be aded to ther comitie; c 1666 Laing MSS. I. 349.

b. To enrol, muster (an army). = Nem v. 4 d. All the ost thai gert thar name [v.rr. aname, anayme, enname]; Wynt. viii. 5960 (W).

c. To assign, allot, reserve (something) to or upon a recipient. For the privilege was specialy namyt to the ox; Hay I. 239/30.
Ib. 240/23.
[Together with] ane kow quhilk is already named upon the said Christian; 1668 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds I. 159.

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