Definition of nomen actionis in English:

nomen actionis

noun

Grammar
  • A noun of action; a word or phrase that functions as a noun of action.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The New Englander. From classical Latin nōmen name + actiōnis, genitive singular of actiō, probably after post-classical Latin nomen agentis nomen agentis.

Pronunciation

nomen actionis

/ˌnəʊmɛn aktɪˈəʊnɪs//ˌnəʊmən aktɪˈəʊnɪs/