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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.]
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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]
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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]
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Ancient Rome. an additional name, usually given in honor of some signal achievement; hence, a nickname. — agnominal, adj.See also: Names
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|Noun||1.||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"
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