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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in `Ferdinand the Great').

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  • (link) You might have been aiming for the word agnomen, which is what Romans called nicknames.
  • The Roman terms agnomen and cognomen were eliminated after consultation with Hsing I-tien of
  • Sometimes there was also a fourth name, called the agnomen, added from some illustrious action, or remarkable event.
  • The agnomen adoptivum indicates his transference by adoption from one gens to another. for more
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