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by-name

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[bahy-neym]
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noun
  1. a secondary name; cognomen; surname.
  2. a nickname.
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Origin of by-name

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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Related Words

appellationsobriquetepithetstyletagmonikersurnamehandlelabeldenominationbyworddiminutivenomenclaturealiaspseudonymanonymnamedesignationtitlecognomen

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