Definition of Nome in English:

Nome

proper noun

  • 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.

Pronunciation:

Nome

/nōm/

Definition of nome in English:

nome

noun

  • 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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

nome

/nōm/