Definitions for onomasticsˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
on•o•mas•tics*ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks(n.)
the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of onomastics:
the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names
The branch of lexicology devoted to the study of names and naming, especially the origins of names.
Onomastics or onomatology is the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names. The words are from the Greek: "ὀνομαστικός", "of or belonging to naming" and "ὀνοματολογία", from "ὄνομα" "name". Toponymy or toponomastics, the study of place names, is one of the principal branches of onomastics. Anthroponomastics is the study of personal names.
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