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cognomen

(originally) an ancient Roman's third name or nickname, which later became his family name
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We publish the Top One Hundred list in the various categories to honour those contrary individuals and their contrary cognomina.
Three of the four names that follow are diminutives of Roman aristocratic male cognomina, like Drusilla, and perhaps might be translated "Muffy and Buffy and Dixie and Trixie and Pixie.
Otro ejemplo de la tendencia de Quevedo a servirse de nomina y cognomina.
Athenians with the Roman gentilicium Casianus and the cognomina Apollonios and Philippos occur in the second half of the second and the first half of the third century A.
Relying chiefly upon the rhetorical treatises of Cicero, the author focuses on four common types of humorous invective: mockery of physical deformities, derogatory cognomina, accusations about indecent use of the mouth (for sex or drink), and charges of male effeminacy.
22) Such content is both extensive and pretty savage - hence chapters on physical peculiarities, names and cognomina (e.
13) Aufidius Orestes and Varro Lucullus are the earliest attested cases where original cognomina are kept following adoption, and adoptive cognomina in -ianus remain more common for another generation after them.