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 History of this Word

"proper" is from "propre", spoken in France during 1000-1400 A.D.
which is from "proprius", (one's own), 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

The first letter of a proper noun is always upper case.

These are proper nouns.
Friday, Jane Smith, America, Texas, Reagan High School, Mount Everest.

Words related to this meaning

grammar is noun

"proper noun" is a type of noun

Definition

Word that shows name of a particular person, place or thing and identifies the exact thing we are communicating about. Created by people while speaking. Can be a particular group.

Examples of how the word is used

proper noun illustration Proper nouns are capitalized.
proper noun illustration Write a sentence containing at least one proper noun.