nomen

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

(in ancient Rome) the second name of a citizen, indicating his gens, as “Gaius Julius Caesar.”

Nearby words

  1. nomarch,
  2. nomarchy,
  3. nombles,
  4. nombril,
  5. nome,
  6. nomenclator,
  7. nomenclature,
  8. nomenklatura,
  9. nomex,
  10. nomial

Origin of nomen

1885–90; < Latin nōmen name

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British Dictionary definitions for nomina

nomen

/ (ˈnəʊmɛn) /

noun plural nomina (ˈnɒmɪnə)

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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