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Cognomen
A COGNOMEN (/kɒɡˈnoʊmən/ ; Classical Latin: ; Latin plural COGNOMINA; from con- "together with" and (g)nomen "name") was the third name of a citizen of ancient Rome , under Roman naming conventions . Initially, it was a nickname , but it lost that purpose when it became hereditary. Hereditary cognomina were used to augment the second name (the family name , or clan name) in order to identify a particular branch within a family or family within a clan. The term has also taken on other contemporary meanings. CONTENTS * 1 Roman names * 2 As a contemporary term * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links ROMAN NAMES Further information: Roman naming conventions
Roman naming conventions
Because of the limited nature of the Latin praenomen , the cognomen developed to distinguish branches of the family from one another, and occasionally, to highlight an individual's achievement, typically in warfare
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Iziduko
XHOSA CLAN NAMES (ISIDUKO (sing.), IZIDUKO (pl.) in Xhosa ) are family names that are considered more important than surnames among Xhosa people . Much like the clan system of Scotland , each Xhosa person can trace their family history back to a specific male ancestor or stock. Mentioning the clan name of someone is the highest form of respect, and it is considered polite to enquire after someone's clan name on meeting. The clan name is also sometimes used as an exclamation by members of that clan. When a woman marries, she may take her husband's surname, but she always keeps her own clan name and adds the prefix Ma- to it. A man and a woman who have the same clan name may not marry, as they are considered to be related
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Caecilii Metelli Family Tree
The CAECILII METELLII was one of the most important and wealthiest families in the Roman Republic . Although plebeians (meaning not of patrician stock), the Caecilii Metelli were nobles. The Caecilii Metellii remained a political power within the state, from the 3rd century BC to the end of the Republic, holding every office in the cursus honorum
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Yoruba People
CONTEMPORARY: * Apala * Fuji * Were * Yoruba Highlife * Waka * Jùjú * Afrobeat * Sakara FOLK/TRADITIONAL: * Ehin Ogbe * Bolojo * Obitun * Biripo * Bata Olele * Ijala * Gelede * Ekun Iyawo/Rara * Dadakuada * Oriki * Esa * Alamo * Gbedu * Iremoje * Ewi NOTABLE PERSONALITIES List of Yoruba people RELIGION God Olorun Olodumare Olofi Divination Ifá
Ifá
Opon Ifá
Ifá
Opele Odù Ifá
Ifá
Orishas Obatala Osanyin Elegba Yemoja Olokun Shango Oya/Yansa Ogun
Ogun
Babalú-Ayé
Babalú-Ayé
Oshun Oshosi Orunmila Aganju More...
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Oriki
ORíKì, or praise poetry , is a cultural phenomenon amongst Yoruba -speakers of West Africa
West Africa
. CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 Oríkì and surnames * 3 Examples * 4 See also * 5 External links CHARACTERISTICSThe oríkì varies in length depending on whether it is the name given to a child to describe the future portents of the life or a recital of the accomplishments of a person's clan. It is invoked to praise a child for bringing pride to the parents or to attempt to evoke virtuous character traits of bravery, fortitude and perseverance that are believed to be innate in a person by pedigree. It is not always clear what was pre-eminent in the mind of the person who named a child with the shorter praise name
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Left-handedness
HANDEDNESS is a better (faster or more precise) performance or individual preference for use of a hand, known as the DOMINANT HAND; the less capable or less preferred hand is called the NONDOMINANT HAND. Handedness is not a discrete variable (right or left), but a continuous one that can be expressed at levels between strong left and strong right. There are four types of handedness: left-handedness, right-handedness, mixed-handedness and ambidexterity . Left-handedness is somewhat more common among men than among women
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Caecilia (gens)
The GENS CAECILIA was a plebeian family at Rome . Members of this gens are mentioned in history as early as the fifth century BC, but the first of the Caecilii who obtained the consulship was Lucius Caecilius Metellus Denter , in 284 BC. CONTENTS * 1 Origin * 2 Praenomina * 3 Branches and cognomina * 4 Members * 4.1 Caecilii Metelli * 4.2 Others * 5 See also * 6 References ORIGINLike other Roman families in the later times of the Republic , the Caecilii traced their origin to a mythical personage, Caeculus , the founder of Praeneste . He was said to be the son of Vulcan , and engendered by a spark; a similar story was told of Servius Tullius
Servius Tullius
. He was exposed as an infant, but preserved by his divine father, and raised by maidens. He grew up amongst the shepherds, and became a highwayman
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Xhosa People
Eastern Cape
Eastern Cape
: 5,092,152 Western Cape
Western Cape
: 1,403,233
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Random House Dictionary
RANDOM HOUSE WEBSTER\'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY is a large American dictionary , first published in 1966 as The Random House Dictionary
Dictionary
of the English Language: The Unabridged Edition. Edited by Jess Stein, it contained 315,000 entries in 2256 pages, as well as 2400 illustrations. The CD-ROM
CD-ROM
version in 1994 also included 120,000 spoken pronunciations. HISTORYThe Random House publishing company entered the reference book market after World War II. They acquired rights to the Century Dictionary
Dictionary
and the Dictionary
Dictionary
of American English
American English
, both out of print. Their first dictionary was Clarence Barnhart 's American College Dictionary
Dictionary
, published in 1947, and based primarily on The New Century Dictionary, an abridgement of the Century
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Surname
A SURNAME, FAMILY NAME, or LAST NAME is the portion of a personal name that indicates a person's family (or tribe or community, depending on the culture). Depending on the culture all members of a family unit may have identical surnames or there may be variations based on the cultural rules. In the English-speaking world
English-speaking world
, a surname is commonly referred to as a last name because it is usually placed at the end of a person's full name, after any given names. In many parts of Asia, as well as some parts of Europe
Europe
and Africa, the family name is placed before a person's given name. In most Spanish-speaking and Portuguese-speaking countries, two surnames are commonly used and in some families that claim a connection to nobility even three are used. Surnames have not always existed and today are not universal in all cultures. This tradition has arisen separately in different cultures around the world
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Catalan Language
CATALAN (/ˈkætəlæn/ ; autonym : català or ) is a Romance language derived from Vulgar Latin and named after the medieval Principality of Catalonia
Catalonia
, in northeastern modern Spain
Spain
. It is the national and only official language of Andorra
Andorra
, and a co-official language of the Spanish autonomous communities of Catalonia
Catalonia
, the Balearic Islands
Balearic Islands
and Valencia
Valencia
(where the language is known as Valencian ). It also has semi-official status in the commune of Alghero
Alghero
These territories are often called Catalan Countries
Catalan Countries
. Catalan evolved from Vulgar Latin in the Middle Ages around the eastern Pyrenees
Pyrenees

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Ancient Rome
In historiography , ANCIENT ROME refers to the Roman civilization from the founding of the city of Rome
Rome
in the 8th century BC to the collapse of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
in the 5th century AD, encompassing the Roman Kingdom , Roman Republic and Roman Empire
Roman Empire
until the fall of the western empire. The term is sometimes used to just refer to the kingdom and republic periods, excluding the subsequent empire . The civilization began as an Italic settlement in the Italian peninsula , dating from the 8th century BC, that grew into the city of Rome
Rome
and which subsequently gave its name to the empire over which it ruled and to the widespread civilisation the empire developed
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Italian Language
ITALIAN ( italiano (help ·info ) or lingua italiana ) is a Romance language
Romance language
. By most measures, Italian, together with Sardinian , is the closest to Latin
Latin
of the Romance languages. Italian is an official language in Italy
Italy
, Switzerland
Switzerland
, San Marino
San Marino
, Vatican City and western Istria
Istria
(in Slovenia
Slovenia
and Croatia
Croatia
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Zulu People
The ZULU (Zulu : AMAZULU) are a Bantu ethnic group of Southern Africa and the largest ethnic group in South Africa
South Africa
, with an estimated 10–11 million people living mainly in the province of KwaZulu-Natal . Small numbers also live in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
, Zambia
Zambia
, Tanzania
Tanzania
and Mozambique
Mozambique
. CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Kingdom * 2.1 Conflict with the British * 2.2 Absorption into Natal * 3 Apartheid
Apartheid
years * 3.1 KwaZulu
KwaZulu
homeland * 3.2 Inkatha YeSizwe * 4 Modern Zulu population * 5 Language * 6 Clothing * 7 Religion and beliefs * 8 Notable Zulus * 9 See also * 10 References * 11 External links ORIGINSThe Zulu were originally a major clan in what is today Northern KwaZulu-Natal
KwaZulu-Natal
, founded ca
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Red Hair
RED HAIR occurs naturally in 1–2% of the human population . It occurs more frequently (2–6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. Red hair appears most commonly in people with two copies of a recessive allele on chromosome 16 which produces an altered version of the MC1R protein. Red hair
Red hair
varies in hues from a deep burgundy or bright copper (reddish-brown or auburn ) through to burnt orange or red-orange and strawberry blond . It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin . It is associated with fair skin color , lighter eye colors (gray, blue, green, and hazel), freckles , and sensitivity to ultraviolet light . Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered
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Digital Object Identifier
In computing, a DIGITAL OBJECT IDENTIFIER or DOI is a persistent identifier or handle used to uniquely identify objects, standardized by the International Organization for Standardization
International Organization for Standardization
( ISO
ISO
). An implementation of the Handle System , DOIs are in wide use mainly to identify academic, professional, and government information, such as journal articles, research reports and data sets, and official publications though they also have been used to identify other types of information resources, such as commercial videos. A DOI aims to be "resolvable", usually to some form of access to the information object to which the DOI refers. This is achieved by binding the DOI to metadata about the object, such as a URL , indicating where the object can be found
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