Meaning of AGNOMEN in English

— agnominal /ag nom"euh nl/ , adj.

/ag noh"meuhn/ , n. , pl. agnomina /-nom"euh neuh/ .

1. an additional, fourth name given to a person by the ancient Romans in allusion to some achievement or other circumstance, as "Africanus" in "Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus." Cf. cognomen (def. 3).

2. a nickname.

[ 1745-55; ad- AD- + nomen name, with alter. to ag- through influence of agnoscere; see AGNIZE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .