There are 2 main definitions of nome in English:


Syllabification: nome
Pronunciation: /nōm


1One of the thirty-six territorial divisions of ancient Egypt.
More example sentences
  • 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'.

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