Agnomen
Agnomen Ag*no"men ([a^]g*n[=o]"m[e^]n), n. [L.; ad + nomen name.] 1. An additional or fourth name given by the Romans, on account of some remarkable exploit or event; as, Publius Caius Scipio Africanus. [1913 Webster]

2. An additional name, or an epithet appended to a name; as, Aristides the Just. [1913 Webster]


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  • agnomen — AGNÓMEN, agnomene, s.n. Supranume, poreclă purtată de romani în urma unor fapte deosebite. – Din lat. agnomen. Trimis de ana zecheru, 06.09.2002. Sursa: DEX 98  agnómen s. n., pl. agnómene Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar… …   Dicționar Român

  • Agnōmen — (lat.), Zuname, s. u. Name …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Agnōmen — (lat.), Beiname; s. Name …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Agnomen — Agnōmen (lat.), Beiname, s. Name …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Agnomen — Agnomen, lat., Zuname, Beiname, zur Unterscheidung einer einzelnen Person von einer andern Familie, z.B. Q. Cäcilius Metellus Pius, Q. Cäcilius Metellus Celer, Q. Cäcilius Metellus Nepos …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • agnomen — index call (title) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • AGNOMEN — vide Nomen …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • agnomen — [ag nō′mən] n. pl. agnomina [agnäm′i nə] [L < ad , to + nomen, NAME] 1. in ancient Rome, a name added to the cognomen, esp. as an epithet honoring some achievement 2. a nickname …   English World dictionary

  • Agnomen — An agnomen (plural: agnomina ), in the Roman naming convention, is a nickname, much like how cognomen was initially. However, the cognomina eventually became family names, so agnomina was needed to distinguish between similarly named persons.… …   Wikipedia

  • Agnomen — Ein Beiname (lat.: agnomen) ist ein zusätzlicher Name, der einer Person beigegeben wird, um sie genauer zu bezeichnen. Der von den Römern als Cognomen bezeichnete Beiname wiederum war der dritte Namensbestandteil der regulären römischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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