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nome

[nohm] /noʊm/
noun
1.
one of the provinces of ancient Egypt.
2.
Origin
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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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 nomes

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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Encyclopedia Article for nomes

nome

administrative division of ancient Egypt. The system of dividing the country into nomes was definitely in force by the time of the Old Kingdom (c. 2575-c. 2130 BC) and persisted with modifications until the Muslim conquest (AD 640). In late times there were 42 nomes, or provinces, 22 in Upper and 20 in Lower Egypt. In Ptolemaic times, a heptanomis of seven nomes was formed in Middle Egypt. The Nile valley south of Ombos was sometimes regarded as one with the province of Nubia, although in the Old Kingdom Elephantine was considered the "door of the south."

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