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Agnation
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agnomen definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in `Ferdinand the Great')

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural agnomina or -nomens) Etymology: Latin, irregular from ad- + nomen name more at name Date: 1665 an additional cognomen given to a person by the ancient Romans (as in honor of some achievement)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Agnomen Ag*no"men ([a^]g*n[=o]"m[e^]n), n. [L.; ad + nomen name.] 1. An additional or fourth name given by the Romans, on account of some remarkable exploit or event; as, Publius Caius Scipio Africanus. 2. An additional name, or an epithet appended to a name; as, Aristides the Just.




 


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