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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Otium et negotium: Studies in onomatology and library science presented to Olof von Feilitzen, 188-194.
BRODERICK, George, 'Kelten und Nicht-Kelten in Britannien und Irland: Eine demographische und sprachwissenschaftliche Untersuchung anhand unteranderem ptolemaischer Orts- und Stammesnamen / Celts and Non-Celts in Britain and Ireland: A Demographic and Linguistic Survey on the Basis of Ptolemaic Place and Tribal Names', in Beitrage zur Namenforschung / Essays on Onomatology, 45:2, pp.