cognomen


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Synonyms for cognomen

the word or words by which one is called and identified

Synonyms for cognomen

a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

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2) The meaning of the word orv : orva in modern Estonian is 'niche, alcove', but it is difficult to connect this meaning with old cognomens and place names.
There was the praenomen, which corresponded to our Christian or forename; this was followed by the clan or race name, and last of all came the cognomen or surname.
Quamquam vir is in hoc non usquequaque disipit, quod sapientis cognomen non agnoscit atque ipsi deo rescribit.
Talking of ruin to a theatrical establishment naturally leads us to the subject of the engagement of the African Roscius, who now styles himself Aldridge, though Keene is the cognomen under which he used to exhibit some seasons ago at the Coburg.
One significant way of referring to the ancestor nature of Egungun is in their popular cognomen "Ara orun 'kinkin'" (i.
It was appropriate that Oliverius chose to mention the enterprise because it did have a bearing upon the cognomen "Catholic.
The common cognomen of this world among the misguided and superstitious is 'a vale of tears' from which we are to be redeemed by a certain arbitrary imposition of God and taken to Heaven--What a little circumscribe[d] straightened notion
A boy assumed his adoptive father's name, plus a cognomen indicating his birth family, and enjoyed the privileges of both his birth and adoptive families (Richardson and Bowden, 1983; Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1999).
He believes that the loquacious "all-tongue" (his name's Greek transliteration), whose cognomen also reminds one of Pan, the Greek sex-obsessed satyr and woodland god, is incorrigibly narcissistic.
When in her next book, A Door in the Hive, she returned to the Thomas theme, she made clear the importance of his cognomen, Didymus, the twin.
s first essay on Jesus as Messiah of Israel (1-80) observes that Messiah/Christ is already a cognomen in Paul.
Peter Lohe (Firenze: Sansoni, 1980): 168: "Sunt enim in iis, quae meteora appellantur, ab Aristotele quidem peracute, ab Alberto vero, cui Magno cognomen est, etiam aperte perscripta.
17) The premier Baptist historian of the era, Charles Mattoon, was a Landmarker, "a cognomen he rather relished and acknowledged.
Most of the dogs are like the one brought me from Mexico known and designated, if I recollect rightly, by the lofty cognomen of Santa Asina.
Diodorus Siculus, the ancient source used by Shelley and his friend Horace Smith in their sonnet-writing contest, was a Sicilian, as his cognomen tells us, and was contemporary with Julius Caesar.