from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An additional cognomen given to a Roman citizen, often in honor of military victories.
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- n. An additional cognomen given, as an honour, to a Roman citizen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An additional or fourth name given by the Romans, on account of some remarkable exploit or event.
- n. An additional name, or an epithet appended to a name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An additional name given by the Romans to an individual in allusion to some quality, circumstance, or achievement by which he was distinguished, as Africanus added to the name of P. Cornelius Scipio; hence, in modern use, any additional name or epithet conferred on a person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in `Ferdinand the Great')
Latin : ad-, ad- (influenced by agnōscere, to recognize) + nōmen, name; see nŏ̄-men- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)