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Meaning of COGNOMEN

Pronunciation:  kâg'nowmun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
  2. [n]  a familiar name (often a shortened version of a person's given name); "Joe's mother would not use his nickname and always called him Joseph"

COGNOMEN is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: family name, last name, moniker, nickname, sobriquet, soubriquet, surname
 See Also: appellation, appellative, denomination, designation, maiden name, name



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cog*no"men\, n. [L.: co- + (g)nomen name.]
1. The last of the three names of a person among the ancient
   Romans, denoting his house or family.

2. (Eng. Law) A surname.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: affectionate name, agnomen, appellation, appellative, binomen, binomial name, byname, byword, cryptonym, denomination, designation, diminutive, empty title, epithet, eponym, euonym, family name, handle, honorific, hypocoristic, hyponym, label, last name, maiden name, married name, matronymic, moniker, name, namesake, nickname, nomen, nomen nudum, patronymic, pet name, praenomen, proper name, proper noun, scientific name, secret name, sobriquet, style, surname, tag, tautonym, title, trinomen, trinomial name