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n. pl. ag·nom·i·na (-nŏm′ə-nə)
An additional cognomen given to a Roman citizen, often in honor of military victories.

[Latin : ad-, ad- (influenced by agnōscere, to recognize) + nōmen, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -nomina (-ˈnɒmɪnə)
1. (Historical Terms) the fourth name or second cognomen occasionally acquired by an ancient Roman. See also cognomen, nomen, praenomen
2. another word for nickname
[C18: from Late Latin, from ad- in addition to + nōmen name]
agnominal adj


(ægˈnoʊ mən)

n., pl. -nom•i•na (-ˈnɒm ə nə)
1. an additional, fourth name given to a person by the ancient Romans in allusion to some achievement or other circumstance, as “Africanus” in “Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus.” Compare cognomen (def. 2).
2. a nickname.
[1745–55; < Late Latin, =ad- ad- + nōmen name]


Ancient Rome. an additional name, usually given in honor of some signal achievement; hence, a nickname. — agnominal, adj.
See also: Names
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agnomen - an additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in `Ferdinand the Great')
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
References in classic literature ?
We would not wish to mislead our readers in their conceptions of any of our characters, and we therefore feel it necessary to add that the adjective, in the preceding agnomen of Mr.
Of course, a fourth, and more pernicious explanation also exists--that the agnomen "Framer" was used when a Justice wanted to disguise the fact that he was not relying on any authority at all.
UNA LECTURA SUPERFICIAL DE LAS FUENTES LITERARIAS que se refieren al principado de Cayo Cesar Augusto Germanico, mas conocido por su agnomen Caligula (37-41 d.