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nome

[nohm] /noʊm/
noun
1.
one of the provinces of ancient Egypt.
2.
Origin of nome
1720-1730
1720-30; < Greek nomós a pasture, district, akin to némein to pasture

Nome

[nohm] /noʊm/
noun
1.
a seaport in W Alaska.
2.
Cape, a cape in W Alaska, on Seward Peninsula, W of Nome.
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  • This nome was known far and wide as a terrible fighter and a cruel, desperate commander.

    The Emerald City of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • A hundred miles or more were as nothing to them as compared to the trip from nome.

    The Trail of a Sourdough May Kellogg Sullivan
  • Blessings on the heads of kind Mr. and Mrs. M. of nome City!

    A Woman who went to Alaska May Kellogg Sullivan
  • The supreme power resided now in one nome and now in another.

    History of Religion Allan Menzies
  • This is nome at first sight; and it was with a sore and disappointed heart that I laid my head upon my pillow that night.

    Alaska Ella Higginson
  • This, then, was the way I planned during most of the first night after landing at nome.

    A Woman who went to Alaska May Kellogg Sullivan
  • Olson called this afternoon and related his recollection of the early days of nome.

  • As soon as possible afterward it was taken to the Bank of nome.

    A Woman who went to Alaska May Kellogg Sullivan
  • The nome King and his terrible allies sat at the banquet table until midnight.

    The Emerald City of Oz L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for nome

nome

/nəʊm/
noun
1.
any of the former provinces of modern Greece; nomarchy
2.
an administrative division of ancient Egypt
Word Origin
C18: from Greek nomos pasture, region
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Word Origin and History for nome

Nome

city in Alaska, founded in the 1898 gold rush and originally Anvil City after the nearby Anvil Creek, later renamed for nearby Cape Nome, which, according to one story is from a misreading of a British cartographer's query, ?Name, written beside the peninsula on an 1849 map, and according to another is from a supposed native no-me meaning "I don't know," a plea of noncomprehension when asked what the name of the place was.

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