Mr. Ludwig Latin I
The Latin word for name is “nomen.” Each Roman citizen had at least three names, the praenomen, nomen, and cognomen. The praenomen was the personal “first” name. The Romans had less than thirty of these praenomen and only about ten were common. The nomen was the family name, and the cognomen was a sort of nickname that described a person.
Pick a Roman praenomen for this year!
1. Ask a classmate their name by saying “Quid est nomen?” (What is your name?)
2. Reply to this question by saying your name and then “sum.” (I am.)
Example: “Claudia sum”
3. Write your Roman name and Last name in the blank below to practice what you will write one your assignments from now on in this class.