agnomen

noun ag·no·men \ ag-ˈnō-mən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agnomen

plural agnomina play \-ˈnä-mə-nə\ or agnomens
:an additional cognomen given to a person by the ancient Romans (as in honor of some achievement)

Origin and Etymology of agnomen

borrowed from Latin agnōmen, alteration of *adnōmen (by analogy with nōscere "to get to know" : agnōscere "to acknowledge, recognize"), from ad- ad- + nōmen 1name — more at agnize


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