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cōgnōmen inis, n

com- + GNA-, a surname, second-name, family-name (added to the name of the gens to distinguish the family): T. Manlius, qui Galli torque detracto cognomen (sc. Torquati) invenit: sapientis: Crassus cognomine Dives: Mercuriale Imposuere mihi cognomen, H.: nationis magis quam generis uti cognomine: Diocles est, Popilius cognomine: duo quorum alteri Capitoni cognomen est: cognomen cui Africano ex virtute fuit, Cs.: Tardo cognomen pingui damus, we call the slow man stupid, H.—In gen., a name: locus, Hesperiam Grai cognomine dicunt, V.: Chaonios cognomine campos a Chaone dixit, V.: prisca locorum, Pr.

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