onomatology
noun Etymology: French onomatologie, from Greek onomat-, onoma name + French -logie -logy Date: 1845 onomasticsonomatologist noun

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  • Onomatology — On o*ma*tol o*gy, n. [Gr. o noma, ono matos + logy.] The science of names or of their classification. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • onomatology — onomatologic /on euh mat l oj ik/, onomatological, adj. onomatologically, adv. onomatoloist, n. /on euh meuh tol euh jee/, n. onomastics. [1840 50; < MGk onomatología, equiv. to Gk onomatológ(os) collector of words (onomato , comb. form of ónoma… …   Universalium

  • onomatology — noun The study of the origins of names; onomastics …   Wiktionary

  • onomatology — n. study and classification of proper names, terminology …   English contemporary dictionary

  • onomatology — on·o·ma·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • onomatology — ˌänəməˈtäləjē sometimes ōˌnäm noun ( es) Etymology: French onomatologie, from onomato + logie logy : onomastics …   Useful english dictionary

  • name — namer, n. /naym/, n., v., named, naming, adj. n. 1. a word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known. 2. mere designation, as distinguished from fact:… …   Universalium

  • Patronomatology — Pa tro*nom a*tol o*gy, n. [Gr. path r, patro s, a father + E. onomatology.] That branch of knowledge which deals with personal names and their origin; the study of patronymics. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • onomatologist — noun see onomatology …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • List of continent name etymologies — This is a list of the etymologies of continent names. Africa The ancient Romans used the name Africa terra land of the Afri (plural, or Afer singular) for the northern part of the continent that corresponds to modern day Tunisia. The origin of… …   Wikipedia

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