praenomen

noun prae·no·men \ prē-ˈnō-mən \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of praenomen

plural praenomens or praenomina play \prē-ˈnä-mə-nə, -ˈnō-\
: the first of the usual three names of an ancient Roman — compare cognomen, nomen

Origin and Etymology of praenomen

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


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