Toponymy \To*pon"y*my\, n. A system of toponyms; the use of toponyms. -- {To*pon"y*mal}, {Top`o*nym"ic}, {Top`o*nym"ic*al}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • toponymy — [tō pän′ə mē] n. [< Gr topos, a place (see TOPIC) + onymia, a naming < onyma, NAME] 1. the place names of a country, district, etc., or the study of these 2. Anat. Rare the nomenclature of the regions of the body …   English World dictionary

  • Toponymy — This article focuses on the scientific study of place names. For a discussion of the origins of place names themselves see Place name origins. Toponymy is the scientific study of place names (toponyms), their origins, meanings, use and typology.… …   Wikipedia

  • toponymy — toponymic /top euh nim ik/, toponymical, adj. /teuh pon euh mee/, n. 1. the study of toponyms. 2. Anat. the nomenclature of the regions of the body. [1875 80; TOP + onomy, on the model of HOMONYMY, SYNONYMY; see ONYM, Y3] * * *       taxonomic… …   Universalium

  • toponymy — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from top + Greek onyma, onoma name more at name Date: 1876 the place names of a region or language or especially the etymological study of them • toponymist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toponymy — noun lexicological study of place names; a branch of onomastics Syn: toponomastics See Also: toponymic …   Wiktionary

  • toponymy — Topical or regional nomenclature, as distinguished from organonymy. [topo + G. onyma, name] * * * to·pon·y·my (to ponґĭ me) [topo + Gr. onoma name] terminology pertaining to the regions of the body …   Medical dictionary

  • toponymy — n. study or research of geographical place names …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toponymy — to·pon·y·my …   English syllables

  • toponymy — to•pon•y•my [[t]təˈpɒn ə mi[/t]] n. the study of place names • Etymology: 1875–80; top + onomy, on the model of synonymy; see onym, y III top•o•nym•ic ˌtɒp əˈnɪm ɪk top o•nym′i•cal,adj …   From formal English to slang

  • toponymy — /təˈpɒnəmi/ (say tuh ponuhmee) noun (plural toponymies) 1. the study of the placenames of a region. 2. Anatomy the nomenclature of the regions of the body. –toponymic /tɒpəˈnɪmɪk/ (say topuh nimik), toponymical /tɒpəˈnɪmɪkəl/ (say topuh nimikuhl) …   Australian English dictionary

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