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prae·no·men

 (prē-nō′mən)
n. pl. prae·no·mens or prae·nom·i·na (-nŏm′ə-nə, -nō′mə-)
1. A first or given name.
2. The first name of a citizen of ancient Rome, as Gaius in Gaius Julius Caesar.

[Latin praenōmen : prae-, pre- + nōmen, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

prae·nom′i·nal (-nŏm′ə-nəl) adj.

praenomen

(priːˈnəʊmɛn)
n, pl -nomina (-ˈnɒmɪnə) or -nomens
(Historical Terms) an ancient Roman's first or given name. See also agnomen, cognomen, nomen
[C18: from Latin, from prae- before + nōmen name]
praenominal adj
praeˈnominally adv

prae•no•men

(priˈnoʊ mən)

n., pl. -nom•i•na (-ˈnɒm ə nə, -ˈnoʊ mə-)
-no•mens.
the first or personal name of a Roman citizen, as “Gaius” in “Gaius Julius Caesar.”
[1655–65; < Latin praenōmen=prae- prae- + nōmen name]
prae•nom′i•nal (-ˈnɒm ə nl) adj.
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Noun1.praenomen - the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome
first name, forename, given name - the name that precedes the surname
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Todos ellos reflejan una contaminacion con la onomastica romana, aunque en distintas formulas: cognomen latino + filiacion indigena en los epigrafes de Sofuentes, y otra en la que figuran ya nomina muy comunes--Calpurnius, Valerius--e incluso praenomina en los otros casos.
Alcimus' is a Greek name and is accompanied by the traditional praenomina suggestive of freedman status (Tiberius Claudius).
Incluso en sus nombres habia discriminacion, ya que, en esta epoca, las mujeres no tenian praenomina.