noun, plural ag·nom·i·na [ag-nom-uh-nuh] /ægˈnɒm ə nə/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM agnomenag·nom·i·nal [ag-nom-uh-nl] /ægˈnɒm ə nl/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for agnomen
Sometimes there was also a fourth name, called the agnomen, added from some illustrious action, or remarkable event.Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology|Charles K. Dillaway
It was this slight connection with ‘the trade’ which gained for Cromwell the agnomen of ‘the brewer.’Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England|Richard Valpy French
To counteract the confusion that would inevitably arise, an agnomen or "tee-name" is usually appended.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
I was a little anxious to know whether her ladyship would honour me with an agnomen.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
Latin authors to be registered under their nomens, except in those cases where the agnomen has been popularly adopted.How to Catalogue a Library|Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley