- (in ancient Rome) the second name of a citizen, indicating his gens, as “Gaius Julius Caesar.”
Origin of nomen
1885–90; < Latin nōmen name
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Related Wordsterm, brand, style, label, flag, signature, sign, nickname, moniker, description, classification, surname, head, tag, rubric, cognomen, agnomen, pseudonym, appellation, handle
Examples from the Web for nomen
The name of the gens (nomen), as Cornelius, Tullius, Julius.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD
Robert F. Pennell
We do not agree with Bangs that pennsylvanicus is a nomen nudum for the following reasons.
Most Latin authors have three names—the prenomen, which answers to our Christian name; the nomen, or family name; and the agnomen.How to Catalogue a Library
Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
Huic cœli lilia germinant;Arrisus sponsi permanent;Ac nomen in fidelibusQuam filiorum medius.The Saint's Tragedy
Consequently, Osteocephalus Fitzinger, 1843, is a nomen nudum.
Latin: a name
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