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[noh-men] /ˈnoʊ mɛn/

noun, plural nomina
[nom-uh-nuh, noh-muh-] /ˈnɒm ə nə, ˈnoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA)
(in ancient Rome) the second name of a citizen, indicating his , as “Gaius Julius Caesar.”.
noun (pl) nomina (ˈnɒmɪnə)
an ancient Roman’s second name, designating his gens or clan See also agnomen, cognomen, praenomen


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