agnomen definition

  • noun:
    • an extra cognomen provided to a Roman citizen, frequently honoring military victories.
    • An additional cognomen given, as an honour, to a Roman resident.
    • one more or fourth title given by the Romans, on account of some remarkable exploit or occasion.
    • another name, or an epithet appended to a name.
    • another name given by the Romans to someone in allusion to some high quality, situation, or accomplishment in which he was distinguished, as Africanus put into title of P. Cornelius Scipio; therefore, in contemporary use, any additional title or epithet conferred on an individual.
    • yet another name or an epithet appended to a name (as with `Ferdinand the fantastic')

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