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Definition of Prename
1. a forename [n -S] - See also: forename
Lexicographical Neighbors of Prename
Literary usage of Prename
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal by Robert Chambers, William Chambers (1847)
"Nothing, in fact, can be done for Smith but giving it an amiable prename, or, ... Without a prename at all, Count Smith and Baron Smith, so common on the ..."
2. Bradford Antiquary: The Journal of the Bradford Historical and Antiquarian (1900)
"... A similar custom prevailed even among the Bomans where the woman remained nameless (I speak of course of prename, not tribal or family name) until at ..."
3. Outlines of the History of Ancient Rome: Embracing Its Antiquities; on the by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1828)
"Boys were named on the ninth, and girls on the eighth day after their birth, though they only received the family patronymic ; the prename, ..."
4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1812)
"... will avail himself; patti.. cularly, as we prename be intends affixing his same, since it is give, in the prospectus. ..."
5. Reports of Cases Determined at Nisi Prius: In the Courts of King's Bench and by John Campbell Campbell, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas (1811)
"No evidence being given of the publication of banns in this chapel, the Judge muft prename, that it was like the chapel in the Savoy, or the chapels in the ..."
6. The Musical World (1866)
"... to witness the revival of his (Ap'M.'s) intimate friend, Daniel F. Esprit (a good prename, " Esprit,"' for the composer of Le Domino Nmr) Auber's ..."
7. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1857)
"The greater number of biographers have fallen into gross mistakes concerning the name, country, and religious order of this monk, in giving him the prename ..."