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Nim \Nim\ (n[i^]m), v. t. [imp. Nam (n[aum]m) or Nimmed (n[i^]md); p. p. Nomen (n[=o]"men) or Nome (n[=o]m).] To take; to steal; to filch. [Obs.]

This canon it in his hand nam.


Nome \Nome\, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to deal out, distribute.]

  1. A province or political division, as of modern Greece or ancient Egypt; a nomarchy.

  2. Any melody determined by inviolable rules. [Obs.]


Nome \Nome\, n. [Cf. Binomial.] (Alg.) [Obs.] See Term.


Nome \Nome\, Nomen \No"men\, obs. p. p. of Nim.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A prefecture or unit of regional government in Greece. 2 A territorial division of ancient Egypt. 3 A type of musical composition in Ancient Greece. 4 (context obsolete English) A term in algebra. Etymology 2

contraction (context US English) no ma'am

Nome, AK -- U.S. city in Alaska
Population (2000): 3505
Housing Units (2000): 1356
Land area (2000): 12.530916 sq. miles (32.454923 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 9.068462 sq. miles (23.487208 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 21.599378 sq. miles (55.942131 sq. km)
FIPS code: 54920
Located within: Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
Location: 64.503877 N, 165.399409 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Nome, AK
Nome, ND -- U.S. city in North Dakota
Population (2000): 70
Housing Units (2000): 38
Land area (2000): 0.414729 sq. miles (1.074144 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.414729 sq. miles (1.074144 sq. km)
FIPS code: 57180
Located within: North Dakota (ND), FIPS 38
Location: 46.677767 N, 97.812869 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 58062
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Nome, ND
Nome, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 515
Housing Units (2000): 205
Land area (2000): 1.244702 sq. miles (3.223762 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.244702 sq. miles (3.223762 sq. km)
FIPS code: 51720
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.035878 N, 94.412661 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Nome, TX
Nome -- U.S. Census Area in Alaska
Population (2000): 9196
Housing Units (2000): 3649
Land area (2000): 23000.910356 sq. miles (59572.081811 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 5282.418308 sq. miles (13681.400029 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 28283.328664 sq. miles (73253.481840 sq. km)
Located within: Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
Location: 64.809165 N, 164.346772 W
Nome, AK
Nome Census Area
Nome Census Area, AK

Nome may refer to:

Nome (Egypt)

A nome (; from , “district”) was a subnational administrative division of ancient Egypt. Today's use of the Greek νομή, nomé rather than the Egyptian term sepat came about during the Ptolemaic period, when use of Greek was widespread in Egypt. The availability of Greek records on Egypt influenced the adoption of Greek terms by later historians.

Nome (mathematics)

In mathematics, specifically the theory of elliptic functions, the nome is a special function and is given by


Nome (spiritual teacher)

Nome (born January 23, 1955) is a spiritual teacher at Society of Abidance in Truth, known by the acronym SAT, which established and maintains a temple for nondual Self-knowledge in California. He expounds the teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi and Advaita Vedanta. He, along with Dr. H. Ramamoorthy, translated into English the essential and classic work of Advaita Vedanta, "Ribhu Gita", which was highly recommended by Sri Ramana Maharshi. The English translation has been published by Society of Abidance in Truth and has since then been re-published by Sri Ramanasramam (Tiruvannamalai, India) and translated into Hindi and Italian.

Usage examples of "nome".

Em meio aos meus gritos ouvi meu nome sendo pronunciado com ternura e, depois, com medo.

Depois de um tempo, ele abriu os olhos e procurou por mim, berrando meu nome.

I ve got to pnewn neum at I ve got to pnone nome plain and ugly dialect for plain and ugly thoughts.

Nomes which worshipped a goddess had no scruples whatever in ascribing to her the part played by Atumu, and in crediting her with the spontaneous maternity of Shu and Tafnuit.

The nomes squeezed their way through a narrow, cable-hung wodd under the floor.

Jacksonville or Nome or Hot Burgoo, South Dakota, I would have gone to one of those places.

Provided that the god of each nome held the rank of supreme lord, the rest mattered little, and the local theologians made no change in the order of the other agents of creation, their vanity being unhurt even by the lower offices assigned by the Heliopolitan tradition to such powers as Osiris, Sibu, and Sit, who were known and worshipped throughout the whole country.

The population of the town itself ran about three-fourths white, one-fourth Native, mostly Yupik, with some Inupiaq transplants from up north, some Aleut transplants from down south, and one lone Tlingit family that got sidetracked during a move from Sitka to Nome back in the fifties, homesteaded a hundred and sixty acres twenty miles up the Icky road, and never left.

There were several such trees in the Memphite nome, and in the Letopolite nome from Dashur to Gizeh, inhabited, as every one knew, by detached doubles of Nuit and Hathor.

It said it was a thinking machine from a ship which, thousands of years before, had brought the nomes from a far Store, or possibly star.

Look, now everything was settled down more, it was time they got married like the Store nomes did, with the Abbot muttering words and everything.

But nomes are small and it had fallen quite some way, so the force was enough to knock him over.

Not long after the nomes moved into the quarry a fox was surprised and delighted to come across a couple of unwary berry gatherers, which it ate.

It was even more surprised that night when two hundred grim-faced nomes tracked it to its den, lit a fire in the entrance, and speared it to death when it ran out, eyes streaming.

He also ordered a team of nomes to twist wire around and around the gates as well.