I got an email today:
Medical will be sending some people over to give a talk, namely Joe Foo and Bob Bar.
I know the dictionary says namely means:
adverb /ˈnāmlē/ That is to say; to be specific (used to introduce detailed information or a specific example) - to me there is only one kind of rock, namely, loud rock
But I always thought it means "mainly" from context, e.g., "The students are rioting, namely the engineering students."
What does it mean to you?