from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A surname; a name given by way of distinction: as, Alexander the Great.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A cognomen or surname.
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- noun A
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(The following sketch is by the author of "Swallowing an Oyster Alive!" and was originally published in the St. Louis "Reveille.") This celebrated gentleman is a recognized "hoss" certainly; and, we are told, rejoices as much at his cognomination, as he did at his nomination for the chair gubernatorial, last election.
-- Co is used before vowels, h silent, and English words generally; con before l, m, r, changes n into these letters: becomes com before b, p, and even cog before n in cognomination, cognation, with cognition and words of the same root.
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