Agnomen meaning

ăg-nōmən
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An additional cognomen given to a Roman citizen, often in honor of military victories.
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In ancient Rome, a name added to the cognomen, esp. as an epithet honoring some achievement.
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A nickname.
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An additional cognomen given, as an honour, to a Roman citizen.
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Origin of agnomen

  • Latin ad- ad- (influenced by agnōscere to recognize) nōmen name nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition