Praenomen meaning

prē-nō'mən
A first or given name.
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The first name of a citizen of ancient Rome, as Gaius in Gaius Julius Caesar.
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The first or personal name of an ancient Roman, preceding the nomen and cognomen (Ex.: Marcus Tullius Cicero)
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An ancient Roman first name.
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Origin of praenomen

  • Latin praenōmen prae- pre- nōmen name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin praenomen, from prae- + nomen.
    From Wiktionary