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praenomen

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noun prae·no·men \prē-ˈnō-mən\

Definition of praenomen

plural praenomens or praenominaplay \-ˈnä-mə-nə, -ˈnō-\

  1. :  the first of the usual three names of an ancient Roman male — compare cognomen, nomen



Origin of praenomen

Latin, from prae- pre- + nomen name — more at name


First Known Use: 1706

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