cognomen

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cognomen

(originally) an ancient Roman's third name or nickname, which later became his family name
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Nonetheless, a reader cannot help but be struck by the similarities between the terrifying struggle of Wright's African American farmer and the tragicomic, Sisyphean endurance of Faulkner's unnamed white protagonist, beginning with the mythically vague cognomens applied to them: Wright's application of the surname "Mann" to the sharecropper indicates his allegorical function and implies that, while his motivations--to protect his family and his home--are that of an Every Man, the circumstances that impede his fulfillment of that gendered role are those which Every Black Man must negotiate.
2) The meaning of the word orv : orva in modern Estonian is 'niche, alcove', but it is difficult to connect this meaning with old cognomens and place names.
30) When "God unites with the righteous and the pious, the fathers of the world and the mighty ones, then he removes all his cognomens, and God is exalted alone.
Let such, if they have money, rescue their names from oblivion by hiring the towns to adopt their cognomens.
As well as imposing all those diacritical marks on us and hiding the general reader's scant handful of familiar landmarks behind such forbidding corrections as "Malazgirt," Finkel even deprives us of those dimly remembered cognomens for the more egregious of the Sultans: Ibrahim the Mad, Selim the Grim ("known to posterity as 'Yavuz,' 'the Stern,'" Ms.
But while their name does not appear, as do the names of April's two foster families, among the largely French and English cognomens that D.