nomen

noun
no·​men | \ ˈnō-mən How to pronounce nomen (audio) \
plural nomina\ ˈnä-​mə-​nə How to pronounce nomina (audio) , ˈnō-​ \

Definition of nomen

: the second of the three usual names of an ancient Roman — compare cognomen, praenomen

First Known Use of nomen

1680, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nomen

Latin nomin-, nomen name — more at name

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The first known use of nomen was in 1680

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“Nomen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nomen. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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