no·​men ˈnō-mən How to pronounce nomen (audio)
plural nomina ˈnä-mə-nə How to pronounce nomen (audio)
: the second of the three usual names of an ancient Roman compare cognomen, praenomen

Word History


Latin nomin-, nomen name — more at name

First Known Use

1680, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nomen was in 1680

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“Nomen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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