Praenomen Pr[ae]*no"men, n.; pl. {Pr[ae]nomina}. [L., fr. prae before + nomen name.] (Rom. Antiq.) The first name of a person, by which individuals of the same family were distinguished, answering to our Christian name, as Caius, Lucius, Marcus, etc. [1913 Webster]

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