cognomen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cognōmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /kɒɡˈnoʊ.mən/
  • Hyphenation: cog‧no‧men

Noun[edit]

cognomen (plural cognomens or cognomina)

  1. surname
    • 2018 December 23, Evan Davis, Dragons' Den:
      What's in a name? Well, to the Dragons, it would seem rather a lot, as they've tonight committed their cash to personalised products and to the man with the most famous cognomen in confectionery. I'll leave you to look that one up.
  2. (historical) the third part of the name of a citizen of ancient Rome
  3. a nickname or epithet by which someone is identified; a byname; a moniker or sobriquet

Translations[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

  • cognomen” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From com- (together, with) +‎ nōmen (name). The g is from false association with cognōscō (recognize).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cognōmen n (genitive cognōminis); third declension

  1. surname
  2. third part of a formal name
  3. an additional name derived from some characteristic

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cognōmen cognōmina
Genitive cognōminis cognōminum
Dative cognōminī cognōminibus
Accusative cognōmen cognōmina
Ablative cognōmine cognōminibus
Vocative cognōmen cognōmina

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