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cognomen

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1 a descriptive or familiar name given instead of or in addition to the one belonging to an individual
  • richly deserved the cognomen of "Butterfingers"
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2 a word or combination of words by which a person or thing is regularly known
  • "Christopher Columbus" is the Latinized cognomen of the navigator who was known to his Spanish crewmates as Cristóbal Colón.
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