noun, plural cog·no·mens, cog·nom·i·na [kog-nom-uh-nuh] /kɒgˈnɒm ə nə/.
Origin of cognomen
Examples from the Web for cognomen
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
Her archetypal name, Istar being only a cognomen, the name given her by the people.Istar of Babylon|Margaret Horton Potter
The driver of this vehicle was a sable individual, who has since attained some notoriety under the cognomen of "Jonas."Venus in Boston;|George Thompson
The Garnetts discussed the cognomen over the play-room fire.A College Girl|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
His size was strongly in contrast to his cognomen—for his age he was one of the smallest fellows I ever saw.My First Voyage to Southern Seas|W.H.G. Kingston