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ag•no•men (ag nō′mən),USA pronunciation n., pl. -nom•i•na
(ag nō′mən),USA pronunciation adj.
(ag nō′mən),USA pronunciation
- Ancient History, Antiquityan 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.'' Cf. cognomen (def. 3).
- a nickname.
- Late Latin, equivalent. to ad- ad- + nōmen name, with alteration to ag- through influence of agnōscere; see agnize
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