praenomen

noun
prae·​no·​men | \ prē-ˈnō-mən How to pronounce praenomen (audio) \
plural praenomens or praenomina\ prē-​ˈnä-​mə-​nə How to pronounce praenomina (audio) , -​ˈnō-​ \

Definition of praenomen

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

First Known Use of praenomen

1603, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for praenomen

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

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“Praenomen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/praenomen. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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