Definitions for namely
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namely, viz., that is to say, to wit, videlicetadverb
Especially, above all.
Specifically; that is to say
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Particularly; specially; to mention by name.
Etymology: from name.
It can be to nature no injury, that of her we say the same which diligent beholders of her works have observed; namely, that she provideth for all living creatures nourishment which may suffice. Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 4.
Which of these sorrows is he subject to?
To none of these, except it be the last;
Namely, some love that drew him oft from home. Sha.
The council making remonstrances unto queen Elizabeth I , of the continual conspiracies against her life; and namely, that a man was lately taken, who stood ready in a very dangerous and suspicious manner to do the deed; advised her to go less abroad weakly attended. But the queen answered, that she had rather be dead, than put in custody. Francis Bacon, Apophth. 14.
For the excellency of the soul, namely, its power of divining in dreams; that several such divinations have been made, none can question. Joseph Addison, Spectator.
Solomon’s choice does not only instruct us in that point of history, but furnishes out a very fine moral to us; namely, that he who applies his heart to wisdom, does at the same time take the most proper method for gaining long life, riches, and reputation. Joseph Addison, Guardian.
The abbreviation viz. (or viz without a full stop) is short for the Latin videlicet, which itself is a contraction of the Latin phrase videre licet, meaning "it is permitted to see". It is used as a synonym for "namely", "that is to say", "to wit", "which is", or "as follows". It is typically used to introduce examples or further details to illustrate a point. For example: "all types of data viz. text, audio, video, pictures, graphics, can be transmitted through networking".
Namely is used to specify, clarify or explain something in more detail that has been previously mentioned or referred to. It is an adverb often used as a transition to introduce additional information or specifics.
by name; by particular mention; specifically; especially; expressly
that is to say; to wit; videlicet; -- introducing a particular or specific designation
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Rank popularity for the word 'namely' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4210
Rank popularity for the word 'namely' in Adverbs Frequency: #282
The numerical value of namely in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of namely in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
I was interested in making a film that explored the connection between past and present... and namely how past problems still shape mentalities today, i also wanted to pose the question, how do we judge the behavior of someone in the past, whose behavior was sanctioned by the laws and traditions of that age.
While it is in the nature of extremism to create enemies and frightening images, and to divide the world into us and them, the laureates show us something else, a young girl and a somewhat older man. One from Pakistan, one from India. One Muslim, the other Hindu. Both symbols of the world needs -- namely, more unity.
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain.
Only one absolute certainty is possible to man, namely that at any given moment the feeling which he has exists.
A new question has arisen in modern man's mind, the question, namely, whether life is worth living...No sensible answer can be given to the question...because the question does not make any sense.
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- на имеBulgarian
- totiž, jmenovitěCzech
- und zwar, nämlichGerman
- a saber, específicamenteSpanish
- c'est à dire, nommément, à savoirFrench
- mégpedig, konkrétan, nevezetesenHungarian
- a saperInterlingua
- つまり, 即ちJapanese
- utpote, nomenLatin
- to znaczy, mianowiciePolish
- leia-se, nomeadamentePortuguese
- именно, то естьRussian
- nàime, poimènicē, поимѐнице̄, на̀име, поимѐнце̄, poimèncēSerbo-Croatian
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