cognomen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin cognōmen.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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cognomen (plural cognomens or cognomina)

  1. surname
  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

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cōgnōmen n (genitive cōgnōminis); third declension

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

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cōgnōmen cōgnōmina
genitive cōgnōminis cōgnōminum
dative cōgnōminī cōgnōminibus
accusative cōgnōmen cōgnōmina
ablative cōgnōmine cōgnōminibus
vocative cōgnōmen cōgnōmina

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