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agnomen

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noun ag·no·men \ag-ˈnō-mən\

Definition of agnomen

plural ag·nom·i·naplay \-ˈnä-mə-nə\ or ag·no·mens

  1. :  an additional cognomen given to a person by the ancient Romans (as in honor of some achievement)



Origin of agnomen

Latin, irregular from ad- + nomen name — more at name


First Known Use: 1665


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