cog nomina

cognomen

[kog-noh-muhn]
noun, plural cognomens, cognomina [kog-nom-uh-nuh] .
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 agnomen ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1800–10; < Latin, equivalent to co- co- + nōmen name, with -g- on model of nōscī: cognōscī; see cognition

cognominal [kog-nom-uh-nuhl, -noh-muh-] , adjective
cognominally, adverb
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cognomen (kɒɡˈnəʊmɛn)
 
n , pl -nomens, -nomina
agnomen nomen See also praenomen (originally) an ancient Roman's third name or nickname, which later became his family name
 
[C19: from Latin: additional name, from co- together + nōmen name; influenced in form by cognōscere to learn]
 
cognominal
 
adj
 
cog'nominally
 
adv

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cognomen
1809, from L. com- "with" + (g)nomen "name." Third or family name of a Roman citizen (Caius Julius Cæsar).
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