Chapter 41 – The Senator Is Badly Treated

June 1st, 2012 § 0 comments

an odious name

Trollope tells us that Gotobed’s name “was, to tell the truth, odious to such men as Larry Twentyman.”  This seems to be a turn on the Latin phrase nomen odiosum (or odiosum nomen), “hated name,” or a pejorative nickname.  The phrase can be found in 19th c. writing in Latin and in English, but whether or not it has a precise point of Classical origin is unclear.  [RR 2012]

Source:  A search for the phrase in 19th c. texts at Google Books.

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