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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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The cognomen has been also used in Northern Estonia, e.
But the main thrust of his chapter on the cognomens gives a strong sense that the union is a unique historical moment, for the prevalence of the cognomens is connected to the exile, and, he tells us, when the shekhinah returns to her proper place, Israel en masse will be gathered into the bedchamber.
Such cognomens might catch something of the web of uncaring and thoughtless consumption that typifies so many lives, my own among them.
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.
Edward incorporated the sun in splendour on his shield and adopted the alchemical cognomens of Sol and the Red Dragon.
May we place our confidence in either the cognomens Mauro or Cornario to determine the ethnic background of the name's bearer?
Corbeill offers a convincing explanation for the apparent paradox: a gens large enough to split into lineages with distinct cognomens was becoming an important kin-group, and the derogatory nicknames were a means of checking its power, like the taunting songs sung at the general's triumph.
150); often associated with the beginning of Buddhist imagery and the appearance of stupas; his coinage bore the image of Pallas Athena as well as the Buddhist "wheel of law"; his cognomens soter (savior) and dikaios (just) appear on his coins as descriptive of him and his reign; various traditional stories surround the end of his reign, including contrasting versions of his death on campaign or his retirement in favor of his son; died c.
Hetpet has a number of cognomens, among which is the priest of the goddess Hathour.