noun, plural cog·no·mens, cog·nom·i·na [kog-nom-uh-nuh]. /kɒgˈnɒm ə nə/.
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Origin of cognomen
OTHER WORDS FROM cognomencog·nom·i·nal [kog-nom-uh-nuhl, -noh-muh-], /kɒgˈnɒm ə nəl, -ˈnoʊ mə-/, adjectivecog·nom·i·nal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for cognomen
The question has frequently been asked who was intended by the cognomen Saint Gris?A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
The survivor was named "Hoyle" (a cognomen for our old friend Hurley) and his doings gave us a new fund of entertainment.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
By adopting the cognomen of Habrodiaitos, or high-liver, he brought upon himself the nickname of Rhabdodiaitos, or brush-man.History of Ancient Art|Franz von Reber
He has been called a Sphinx, and well deserves the cognomen, for no man shows less upon his face the emotions of his heart.Miss Caprice|St. George Rathborne
He writes under a slightly more suitable cognomen, but I have been unable, in our brief acquaintance, to drag it from him.Mavis of Green Hill|Faith Baldwin