nome

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noun \ˈnōm\

Definition of nome

  1. :  a province of ancient Egypt

Origin and Etymology of nome

Greek nomos pasture, district — more at nimble


First Known Use: circa 1727


Nome

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geographical name \ˈnōm\

Definition of Nome

  1. city facing Norton Sound on the southern side of Seward Peninsula in western Alaska population 3598 Nome was founded as a camp for gold miners circa 1898 and was a center of the great Alaskan gold rush in 1899–1903. The name is thought to be a mistaken interpretation of “? Name” written on an early navigational chart. Today, Nome is notable for the finish line of the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.


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