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an additional name or an epithet appended to a name (as in 'Ferdinand the Great')

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In addition, kinaya has the following technical senses: as "pronoun" in grammatical context; as a sign "of deference" (li-l-tabjil), namely, the kunya agnomen; and as a specific rhetorical process that received serious attention first from 'Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani.
Of course, a fourth, and more pernicious explanation also exists--that the agnomen "Framer" was used when a Justice wanted to disguise the fact that he was not relying on any authority at all.
For his swift and sound victory over Mithridates in 66 B.C., Pompey enjoyed nearly universal exaltation, and he was praised as the protector of Rome and was awarded the agnomen, "Magnus," or the Great." This historic triumph, as well as the crushing defeat of the Mediterranean pirates a couple of years prior, deposited immeasurable political capital in the account of his potential career as a politician.
His agnomen Africanus celebrates his victory over the Carthaginian general Hannibal at Zama in 202, three years after his first consulship and eight before his second.