praenomen


prae·no·men

noun \prē-ˈnō-mən\
plural prae·nomens or prae·no·mi·na\-ˈnä-mə-nə, -ˈnō-\

Definition of PRAENOMEN

:  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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