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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.
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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
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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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