1One 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.
Early 18th century: from Greek nomos ‘division’, from nemein ‘to divide’.
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.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.