Gentile name

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The gentile name ( Latin nomen gentile, nomen gentilicium, nomen gentilitium , German about "gender name, clan name ") is the second part of an ancient Etruscan and Roman name and designates the name of the gender association (the gens ) to which a name bearer belongs.

Important Roman gentile names

See also

men and women

Men had a given name ( prenomen ) and often an epithet ( cognomen ) after the gentile name . Women are usually only referred to by their belonging to a family, for example "Cornelia" or "Claudia".

see: List of Roman families