Main definitions of nome in English

: nome1Nome2

nome1

noun

  • 1Each of the thirty-six territorial divisions of ancient Egypt.

    • ‘It is the city prefect, vizier, and overseer of the six great lawcourts, Iniotefoker, who commands the stewards of the palace administration who are in the Thinite nome.’
    • ‘Under the Old Kingdom there existed a system for recruiting a militia from the nomes and there were officials responsible for training and for logistics, which already displayed a high level of organization.’
  • 2An administrative division of modern Greece.

Origin

Early 18th century: from Greek nomos ‘division’, from nemein ‘to divide’.

Pronunciation

nome

/nəʊm/

Main definitions of nome in English

: nome1Nome2

Nome2

proper noun

  • A city in western Alaska, on the south coast of the Seward Peninsula. Founded in 1896 as a gold-mining camp, it became a centre of the Alaskan gold rush at the turn of the century.

Pronunciation

Nome

/nəʊm/