A city in western Alaska, on the southern coast of the Seward Peninsula; population 3,576 (est. 2008). Founded in 1896 as a gold-mining camp, it became a center of the Alaskan gold rush several years later.
1One of the thirty-six territorial divisions of ancient Egypt.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2An administrative division of modern Greece.
Early 18th century: from Greek nomos division from nemein to divide.