- one of the provinces of ancient Egypt.
Origin of nome
- a seaport in W Alaska.
- Cape, a cape in W Alaska, on Seward Peninsula, W of Nome.
Examples from the Web for nome
But in many ways, the route from Anchorage to Nome was almost the easy part.Jamaica, We Have a Dogsled Team
Allen St. John
March 25, 2014
A hundred miles or more were as nothing to them as compared to the trip from Nome.The Trail of a Sourdough
May Kellogg Sullivan
The supreme power resided now in one nome and now in another.History of Religion
I was now more comfortably lodged than since I had landed at Nome.
Blessings on the heads of kind Mr. and Mrs. M. of Nome City!
This, then, was the way I planned during most of the first night after landing at Nome.
- any of the former provinces of modern Greece; nomarchy
- an administrative division of ancient Egypt
Word Origin and History for nome
city in Alaska, founded in the 1898 gold rush and originally Anvil City after the nearby Anvil Creek, later renamed for nearby Cape Nome, which, according to one story is from a misreading of a British cartographer's query, ?Name, written beside the peninsula on an 1849 map, and according to another is from a supposed native no-me meaning "I don't know," a plea of noncomprehension when asked what the name of the place was.