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praenomen

[pree-noh-muh n] /priˈnoʊ mən/
noun, plural praenomina
[pree-nom-uh-nuh, -noh-muh-] /priˈnɒm ə nə, -ˈnoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
praenomens.
1.
the first or personal name of a Roman citizen, as “Gaius” in “Gaius Julius Caesar.”.
Also, prenomen.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin praenōmen, equivalent to prae- prae- + nōmen name
Related forms
praenominal
[pree-nom-uh-nl] /priˈnɒm ə nl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for praenominal

praenomen

/priːˈnəʊmɛn/
noun (pl) -nomina (-ˈnɒmɪnə), -nomens
1.
an ancient Roman's first or given name See also agnomen, cognomen, nomen
Derived Forms
praenominal (priːˈnɒmɪnəl) adjective
praenominally, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin, from prae- before + nōmenname
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Word Origin and History for praenominal

praenomen

n.

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

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