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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A woman's identity is described either by her first name followed by her cognomen, as in "Maria Corner," or by her first name and her marital status, as in "Marchesina, wife of Marco Corner.
Il faut toutefois prendre garde au fait que l'absence de gentilice, par exemple, peut etre due simplement a la nature du document: ainsi, quand un soldat voulait indiquer dans quelle centurie il servait, il donnait le nom de son centurion, mais pas necessairement de maniere complete; il pouvait se contenter du cognomen.
Y tampoco es obligatorio hacerle descender de una familia de esta extraccion o de un origen griego por su cognomen, puesto que no son inusuales los cognomina helenos entre las familias romanas como muestran los Marcii Philippi (27).
We then turn to the problem of the Latin cognomen or third name, which in republican times was practically restricted to the senatorial class, and yet was commonly an insulting epithet suggesting physical deformity--Varro (knock-kneed) or Verrucosus (warty).
Of the remaining two men on Fronto's list, Aelius is clearly Lucius Aelius Praeconinus, an equestrian who traveled in high optimate circles, and who, according to Suetonius, acquired his cognomen Stilo, `because he wrote speeches for eminent senators'.
His quidem vt loco, ita et vitae instituto confines sunt Hollandi mei--cur enim non meos appellem vsqueadeo studiosos mei cultores, vt inde vulgo cognomen emeruerint?
En realidad, solo una inscripcion procedente de Porcuna (11) recoge la mencion de este gentilicio, que en ocasiones se presenta en posicion de cognomen, como puede ser el caso de L.
Augustus' is the honorific cognomen granted by the senate in 27 BC to Imperator Caesar, divi filius, to advertise his new persona and superhuman status vis-a-vis the Roman world.
Some of these people come from well-romanized families, such as Aurelius Epicatius from Potaissa, who bears an Illyrian cognomen but his brothers have Roman names: Aurelius Viator and Aurelius Corbulo (26).
Sumbat's own praenomen is the Georgian rendition of the popular Armenian Bagratid name Smbat, while his cognomen, literally "the son of [Davit.
Baker, and in her sympathetic portrait one suspects Naylor of similarly playing the dozens with--that is, Signifyin(g) on--Alice Walker, so unsympathetic towards the central character in Everyday Use, Wangero Leewanika Kimanjo (nee Dee Johnson), who has also rejected the name that descended to her through her grandmother in favor of a cognomen more African, more authentic.
What one discovers, of course, is a usual combination of praenomen, nomen, and cognomen along with other possibilities.
Although the practice of keeping one's original cognomen after adoption is known in the late Republic,(10) it is not attested as early as the second century.
u, con los signos ibericos enmarcando las primeras letras de un nomen y cognomen latinos.
36) Like the historical figure, Nasidienus has the cognomen Rufus (Sat.