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Cognomen

Cog`no´men
n.1.The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his house or family.
2.(Eng. Law) A surname.
Noun1.cognomen - a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"; "Henry's nickname was Slim"
2.cognomen - the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

COGNOMEN. A Latin word, which signifies a family name. The praenomen among the Romans distinguished the person, the nomen, the gens, or all the kindred descended from a remote common stock through males, while the cognomen denoted the particular family. The agnomen was added on account of some particular event, as a further distinction. Thus, in the designation Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, Publius is the proenomen, Cornelius is the nomen, Scipio the cognomen, and Africanus the agnomen. Vicat. These several terms occur frequently in the Roman laws. See Cas. temp. Hardw. 286; 1 Tayl. 148. See Name; Surname.

affectionate name, agnomen, appellation, appellative, binomen, binomial name, byname, byword, cryptonym, denomination, designation, diminutive, empty title, epithet, eponym, euonym, family name, handle, honorific, hypocoristic, hyponym, label, last name, maiden name, married name, matronymic, moniker, name, namesake, nickname, nomen, nomen nudum, patronymic, pet name, praenomen, proper name, proper noun, scientific name, secret name, sobriquet, style, surname, tag, tautonym, title, trinomen, trinomial name
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