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cognomens

noun
variants: or cognomina
plural of 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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“Cognomens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cognomens. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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