praenomen

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin praenomen, from prae- + nomen.

Noun[edit]

praenomen (plural praenomens or praenomina)

  1. An ancient Roman first name.
  2. The throne name of a pharaoh, the fourth of the five names of the royal titulary, traditionally encircled by a cartouche and preceded by the title nswt-bjtj.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

prae- (before) +‎ nōmen (name)

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Noun[edit]

praenōmen n (genitive praenōminis); third declension

  1. An ancient Roman first name.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension neuter.

Case Singular Plural
nominative praenōmen praenōmina
genitive praenōminis praenōminum
dative praenōminī praenōminibus
accusative praenōmen praenōmina
ablative praenōmine praenōminibus
vocative praenōmen praenōmina

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References[edit]

  • praenomen in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • praenomen in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praenomen” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • praenomen in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • praenomen in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin