noun, plural ag·nom·i·na [ag-nom-uh-nuh]. /ægˈnɒm ə nə/.
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Origin of agnomen
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
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
A blank is here in the MS. Agnomen is found in some of the others.Old English Chronicles|Various
He obtained the Agnomen of Numidicus for his services in the Jugurthine war.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II|Aubrey Stewart & George Long
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
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