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Roman citizen's first name
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Alternative clues for the word praenomen
Word definitions for praenomen in dictionaries
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. An ancient Roman first name.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
from Latin praenomen , literally "before the name," from prae- (see pre- ) + nomen (see name (n.)).
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Praenomen \Pr[ae]*no"men\, n.; pl. Pr[ae]nomina . [L., fr. prae before + nomen name.] (Rom. Antiq.) The first name of a person, by which individuals of the same family were distinguished, answering to our Christian name, as Caius, Lucius, Marcus, etc.
Word definitions in WordNet
n. the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome [also: praenomina (pl)]
Word definitions in Wikipedia
The praenomen (; plural: praenomina ) was a personal name chosen by the parents of a Roman child. It was first bestowed on the dies lustricus (day of lustration ), the eighth day after the birth of a girl, or the ninth day after the birth of a boy. The ...
Usage examples of praenomen.
Lucius was not a patrician Claudian praenomen, yet the Rex Sacrorum was certainly a patrician Claudius.
I have postulated that there was a certain branch of the Claudii bearing the praenomen Lucius which always traditionally provided Rome with her Rex Sacrorum.
Examples include Del-, a common praenomen for priests, derived from Detoon the Righteous, and Mek-, frequently chosen by bloodpriests, in honor of Mekt.
Gerth, derived from the miracle worker, Gerthalk, was a praenomen syllable often chosen by deeply religious females, just as Det, from Detoon the Righteous, was a frequent choice among males, especially those who had entered the priesthood.
Of course, his name no longer would be just Rodlox, but rather now must be Dy-Rodlox, the long-established custom being that governors affirmed their loyalty to the Emperor by taking a praenomen derived from his name.
Len-Ganloor, but he suffered the use of the praenomen that honored Dybo only on the most formal of occasions.
Each gens or clan favored certain praenomina only, perhaps two or three out of the twenty.