praenomen

noun
prae·no·men | \prē-ˈnō-mən \
plural praenomens or praenomina\prē-ˈnä-mə-nə, -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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