Synonyms Of nomen

Definition Of nomen

the second personal name of a citizen of ancient Rome, indicating the gens to which he belonged, for example, Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Maecenas is his nomen or family name.

Example Of nomen

  • A freed slave generally assumed his former master's praenomen and nomen .

  • I'm not complaining - I'm just wondering why some Roman names (many of the nomens , a few of the praenomens) have gotten so popular in Western Europe and America, while others have been completely forgotten.

  • Maecenas is his nomen or family name.