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Quintus
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[1] Common Roman praenomen

Common Roman praenomen ; abbreviation: Q.; Greek Κόιντος/Kóintos. It is identical to the ordinal quīntus (‘fifth’); in Oscan-Umbrian, this name is represented by Pompo and the like, with the nomina gentilicia Pomponius, Pompeius, Pontius. Like other so-called ‘numeral praenomina’, the former individual name could be given to children according to their birth order in the early per…

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Steinbauer, Dieter (Regensburg), Nutton, Vivian (London), Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) and Albiani, Maria Grazia (Bologna), “Quintus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1017640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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