noun, plural prae·nom·i·na [pree-nom-uh-nuh, -noh-muh-] /priˈnɒm ə nə, -ˈnoʊ mə-/, prae·no·mens.
Origin of praenomen
Examples from the Web for praenomen
Historical Examples of praenomen
It is impossible to discover even his full name, Gaius or Caius being merely the personal name (praenomen) so common in Rome.
His person more than justified his praenomen, for Mr. Harper Freeman, Jr., was undeniably fat.Corporal Cameron
Such a praenomen carries with it suggestions of a rich brogue rather than a nasal drawl.Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Titus is here the first name (praenomen) which was given sons on the ninth day after their birth.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
The name of the month in which he was born was changed to Julius, from his praenomen, and we still retain the name.History of Julius Caesar