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 History of this Word

"common" is from "comun" (general), spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which is from "communis", spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

"noun" is from "nomen" (name), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

These are common nouns; car, tree, dog, coin, country, desk, clock, paper, mouse, book, junk, belt, love, truth, idea

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

"common noun" is a type of noun

Definition

A word that shows name of any one of a group and identifies the kind of thing we are communicating about. Created by people while speaking. Can be any noun that can refer to more than a single thing.

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