Synonyms for agnomen

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ag-noh-muh n
Phonetic Transcription : ægˈnoʊ mən

Définition of agnomen

  • noun nickname
Example sentences :
  • I was a little anxious to know whether her ladyship would honour me with an agnomen.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Most Latin authors have three names—the prenomen, which answers to our Christian name; the nomen, or family name; and the agnomen.
  • Extract from : « How to Catalogue a Library » by Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • Latin authors to be registered under their nomens, except in those cases where the agnomen has been popularly adopted.
  • Extract from : « How to Catalogue a Library » by Henry B. (Henry Benjamin) Wheatley
  • To counteract the confusion that would inevitably arise, an agnomen or "tee-name" is usually appended.
  • Extract from : « Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland » by Daniel Turner Holmes
  • Sometimes there was also a fourth name, called the agnomen, added from some illustrious action, or remarkable event.
  • Extract from : « Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology » by Charles K. Dillaway
  • It was this slight connection with ‘the trade’ which gained for Cromwell the agnomen of ‘the brewer.’
  • Extract from : « Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England » by Richard Valpy French
  • He obtained the Agnomen of Numidicus for his services in the Jugurthine war.
  • Extract from : « Plutarch's Lives, Volume II » by Aubrey Stewart & George Long

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