agnomen


ag·no·men

noun \ag-ˈnō-mən\
plural ag·nom·i·na\-ˈnä-mə-nə\ or ag·no·mens

Definition of AGNOMEN

:  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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