номидан: to call, to name
He was called Zachariah and his wife was named Elizabeth.
Дар чоркунҷа суммаи дарозии тарафҳоро периметр меноманд.
The sum of the lengths of the sides in a square is called the perimeter.
Synonym: ном додан
In Tajik it is less common to use the passive voice and more common to use the third person plural, as both of these sentences show. We could translate the first sentence, “He had the name Zachariah and they named his wife Elizabeth.” We could translate the second sentence, “They call the sum of the lengths of the sides in a square the perimeter.”