praenomen

praenomen

[pree-noh-muhn]
noun, plural praenomina [pree-nom-uh-nuh, -noh-muh-] , praenomens.
the first or personal name of a Roman citizen, as “Gaius” in “Gaius Julius Caesar.”
Also, prenomen.


Origin:
1655–65; < Latin praenōmen, equivalent to prae- prae- + nōmen name

praenominal [pree-nom-uh-nl] , adjective
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praenomen (priːˈnəʊmɛn)
 
n , pl -nomina, -nomens
agnomen cognomen See also nomen an ancient Roman's first or given name
 
[C18: from Latin, from prae- before + nōmenname]
 
praenominal
 
adj
 
prae'nominally
 
adv

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