Trope-a-Day: Luke Nounverber

Luke Nounverber: Averted.  While the third name, the attributive name, is often of Nounverber form, attributive names generally are epithets.  Not all of them are to be taken strictly literally – there is some “mere puffery” going on, especially in, say, foe-names – but enough are that it is perhaps less than wise to test the point.

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