onomatology


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onomatology

(ˌɒnəməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Linguistics) the study of name formation and naming practices

onomatology

the science or study of the origin and forms of proper names. Also called onomastics. — onomatologist, n. — onomatological, adj.
See also: Names
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This narrative confirms the sense of the protagonist's onomatology, as the name Raskolnikov evokes a schismatic religious dissident in Russia, one raskolnik, and the Russian radical raskol meaning "split.
Otium et negotium: Studies in onomatology and library science presented to Olof von Feilitzen, 188-194.
Gallant literature, emblematic in its essence, transformed proper names into particular allegories and resorted to onomatology and toponymy to express a general idea or concept.