anthroponomy


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anthroponomy

Rare. the branch of anthropology that studies the interrelation of the laws regulating human behavior and environment. Also anthroponomics. — anthroponomist, n. — anthroponomical, adj.
See also: Mankind
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Merriam Webster defines anthroponomy as the branch of onomastics that consists of the study of personal names, and if we wish to impress with our erudition we should probably make a note of this fact.
47) First names have a particular significance in Welsh language anthroponomy as traditionally it was the first name rather than the second name or the surname that was passed on to the next generation.
1980, << Jealousy Names, Civilised Names : Anthroponomy of the Jlao Kru of Liberia >>, Man, 15, 4 : 652-663.