nomen

[noh-men]
noun, plural nom·i·na [nom-uh-nuh, noh-muh-] /ˈnɒm ə nə, ˈnoʊ mə-/.
  1. (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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nomen

noun plural nomina (ˈnɒmɪnə)
  1. an ancient Roman's second name, designating his gens or clanSee also agnomen, cognomen, praenomen

Word Origin for nomen

Latin: a name
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