cognomen

[ kog-noh-muh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF cognomen

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Swamp Fox was the cognomen bestowed on Marion by the British.

The cognomen was put last, and marked the family; as Cicero, Csar.

But when you and I are talking, let us give the Italian cognomen a rest.

In these parts I know only one person who carries that cognomen—one Charles Clancy.

Unlearn him his own cognomen,—teach him another name,—too late, too late.

Perhaps the cognomen had something to do with her subordinate position.

The Garnetts discussed the cognomen over the play-room fire.

They were not in the habit of flattening the head, and the origin of their cognomen is unknown.

Nelson had worked for an Englishman at Elizabethville and acquired his cognomen.

This won for him the cognomen of Catatexitechnos—the unreasonably careful.

WORD ORIGIN

1809, from Latin com- "with" (see co-) + (g)nomen "name" (see name (n.)). Third or family name of a Roman citizen (Caius Julius Cæsar).

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