cognomen: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (kog-nō'mun), [key]
— pl. -no•mens, -nom•i•na
- a surname.
- any name, esp. a nickname.
- the third and commonly the last name of a citizen of ancient Rome, indicating the person's house or family, as “Caesar” in “Gaius Julius Caesar.” Cf. agnomen (def. 1).
- cognomen (Thesaurus)