cognomen

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Related to cognomens: agnomen, cognomina
  • noun

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.
Let such, if they have money, rescue their names from oblivion by hiring the towns to adopt their cognomens.
But while their name does not appear, as do the names of April's two foster families, among the largely French and English cognomens that D.
Among the many helpful touches are the appendices which include the Mixtec names for various communities which are almost universally referred to by their Spanish or Nahuatl cognomens and four documents in transcription and translation.
May we place our confidence in either the cognomens Mauro or Cornario to determine the ethnic background of the name's bearer?
started the cognomen, and now it is finding general favor.