Agnomen Definition

ăg-nōmən
agnomina
noun
An additional cognomen given to a Roman citizen, often in honor of military victories.
American Heritage
In ancient Rome, a name added to the cognomen, esp. as an epithet honoring some achievement.
Webster's New World
A nickname.
Webster's New World

An additional cognomen given, as an honour, to a Roman citizen.

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Other Word Forms of Agnomen

Noun

Singular:
agnomen
Plural:
agnomens, agnomina

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

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