Cognomen



[kog-noh-muh n] /kɒgˈnoʊ mən/

noun, plural cognomens, cognomina
[kog-nom-uh-nuh] /kɒgˈnɒm ə nə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a surname.
2.
any name, especially a nickname.
3.
the third and commonly the last name of a citizen of ancient Rome, indicating the person’s house or family, as “Caesar” in “Gaius Julius Caesar.”.
Compare (def 1).
/kɒɡˈnəʊmɛn/
noun (pl) -nomens, -nomina (-ˈnɒmɪnə; -ˈnəʊ-)
1.
(originally) an ancient Roman’s third name or nickname, which later became his family name See also agnomen, nomen, praenomen
n.

1809, from Latin com- “with” (see co-) + (g)nomen “name” (see name (n.)). Third or family name of a Roman citizen (Caius Julius Cæsar).

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