Definition of nomen in English:

nomen

noun

  • The second personal name of a citizen of ancient Rome, indicating the gens to which he belonged, for example, Marcus Tullius Cicero.

    Compare with cognomen, praenomen, agnomen
    • ‘A freed slave generally assumed his former master's praenomen and nomen.’
    • ‘I'm not complaining - I'm just wondering why some Roman names (many of the nomens, a few of the praenomens) have gotten so popular in Western Europe and America, while others have been completely forgotten.’
    • ‘Maecenas is his nomen or family name.’

Origin

Latin, literally ‘name’.

Pronunciation

nomen

/ˈnōmən/