Nome (Egypt)

A nome (m/,[1] from Ancient Greek: νομός, nomós, “district”) was a territorial division in ancient Egypt.

Each nome was ruled by a nomarch (Ancient Egyptian: heri-tep a'a).[2] The number of nomes changed through the various periods of the history of ancient Egypt.


Through French nome, the word comes from Ancient Greek νομός, nomós, meaning "district"; the Ancient Egyptian term was sepat or spAt.[3]

Today's use of the Ancient Greek rather than the Ancient Egyptian term came about during the Ptolemaic period, when the use of Greek was widespread in Egypt. The availability of Greek records on Egypt influenced the adoption of Greek terms by later historians.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Nomos
asturianu: Nomo
български: Ном (Египет)
brezhoneg: Nom (Henegipt)
català: Nomós
čeština: Nom
español: Nomo
Esperanto: Nomoso
euskara: Nomo
galego: Nomo
한국어: 노모스
Bahasa Indonesia: Nome (Mesir)
italiano: Nomo (Egitto)
Кыргызча: Номдор
lietuvių: Nomas (Egiptas)
magyar: Nomosz
مصرى: كور مصر
Nederlands: Nomos (Egypte)
polski: Nomy
português: Nomo
română: Nomă (Egipt)
Simple English: Nome (Egypt)
slovenčina: Nom (Egypt)
slovenščina: Nom
српски / srpski: Нома (Египат)
suomi: Nomos
Türkçe: Nom
中文: 诺姆