[pree-noh-muh n] /priˈnoʊ mən/

noun, plural praenomina
[pree-nom-uh-nuh, -noh-muh-] /priˈnɒm ə nə, -ˈnoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA), praenomens.
the first or personal name of a Roman citizen, as “Gaius” in “Gaius Julius Caesar.”.
noun (pl) -nomina (-ˈnɒmɪnə), -nomens
an ancient Roman’s first or given name See also agnomen, cognomen, nomen

from Latin praenomen, literally “before the name,” from prae- (see pre-) + nomen (see name (n.)).


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