Praenomen definition

prē-nōmən
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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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of praenomen - prenomen

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
praenomen
Plural:
praenomens, praenomina

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