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cognomen

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The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Name \Name\ (n[=a]m), n. [AS. nama; akin to D. naam, OS. & OHG. namo, G. name, Icel. nafn, for namn, Dan. navn, Sw. namn, Goth. nam[=o], L. nomen (perh. influenced by noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know), Gr. 'o`mona, Scr. n[=a]man. [root]267. Cf. ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim" [syn: nickname , moniker , sobriquet , soubriquet ] the name used to ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1809, from Latin com- "with" (see co- ) + (g)nomen "name" (see name (n.)). Third or family name of a Roman citizen (Caius Julius Cæsar ).

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
A cognomen (, ; Latin plural cōgnōmina ; con- "together with" and (g)nōmen "name") was the third name of a citizen of ancient Rome , under Roman naming conventions . Initially, it was a nickname , but it lost that purpose when it became hereditary. Hereditary ...

Usage examples of cognomen.

The President of the College was a Lucius Calpurnius Piso who had a second cognomen, Frugi, to distinguish his part of the Calpurnius Piso clan from the Calpurnii Pisones who had allied themselves in marriage with Publius Rutilius Rufus, and bore the second cognomen Caesoninus.

Why do you think that a McRea of McRea would condescend to use such a cognomen as Cabpleasure, open as it is to comment from a primitive sense of humour?

Why do you think that a McRea of McRea would condescend to use such a cognomen as Cabpleasure, open as it is to comment from a primitive sense of humor?

In the hands of this artist the song became-- There was an aged and indigent African whose cognomen was Uncle Edward, But he is deceased since a remote period, a very remote period.

Others—heretics, infidels, suchlike monsters—have preferred other cognomens: the Darkworms, the Slime of Creation, the—well!

But all of those cognomens carry a certain connotation of unbridled force and fury.

The laughs grew louder and louder, as he heard his wife bestow upon him his new cognomens of ridicule and ignominy.

Geoffrey Day's noted the way most of the male residents of Ennet House have special little cognomens for their genitals.

Eon Bisi Dakuen, Prince of Axum (and all the other royal cognomens which Garmat had appended, to which the boy was not entitled—but who was to know otherwise in Bharakuccha?

Eon Bisi Dakuen, Prince of Axum (and all the other royal cognomens which Garmat had appended, to which the boy was not entitled—but who was to know otherwise in Bharakuccha?

Gately's cognomen growing up and moving through public grades had been Bim or Bimmy, or The Simulator, etc.

Potokomik had been rechristened by a Hudson's Bay Company agent “Kenneth,” and Kumuk, in like manner, had had the name of “George" bestowed upon him, but Iksialook bad been overlooked or neglected in this respect, and his brain was not taxed with trying to remember a Christian cognomen that none of his people would ever call or know him by.

Lords, Grigor's cognomen says it all: for as fast as the Lech acquires female tithelings, so he wears them out!

Under the temporary pressure of pecuniary liabilities, contracted with a view to their immediate liquidation, but remaining unliquidated through a combination of circumstances, I have been under the necessity of assuming a garb from which my natural instincts recoil - I allude to spectacles - and possessing myself of a cognomen, to which I can establish no legitimate pretensions.