|Subject:||Re: Feminine forms of two Latin names|
|Author:||Kirke (guest, 184.108.40.206)|
|Date:||October 13, 2008 at 10:01:22 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Feminine forms of two Latin names by Anneza|
The question is not the same as asking for a feminine form of Smith or Jones.
Nero and Caesar were cognomen. Cognomen started as nicknames and are not the equivalent of modern surnames. In fact at some point women did start to adopt feminine forms of cognomen:
"By the late Republic, women also adopted the feminine form of their father's cognomen, e.g., Aquilia Severa was the daughter of Aquilius"
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