Widespread Roman cognomen (‘large-nosed’), which does not, however, occur in distinguished families of the Republican period; the family of some of its bearers cannot be determined. The most prominent figure to bear the name was the poet P. Ovidius Naso.
1 Kajanto, Cognomina, 237
2 Walde/Hofmann 2, 146.
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Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum),
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First published online: 2006
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