nome

noun
\ ˈnōm How to pronounce nome (audio) \

Definition of nome

: a province of ancient Egypt

First Known Use of nome

circa 1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nome

Greek nomos pasture, district — more at nimble

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“Nome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nome. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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Nome geographical name

\ ˈnōm How to pronounce Nome (audio) \

Definition of Nome

city facing Norton Sound on the southern side of Seward Peninsula in western Alaska population 3598

Note: 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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