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Meaning of agnomen

ag•no•men

Pronunciation: (ag-nō'mun), [key]
— pl. -nom•i•na
  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.
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