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1. Of, relating to, or explaining a name or names.
2. Of or relating to onomastics.

[French onomastique, from Greek onomastikos, from onomazein, to name, from onoma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Linguistics) of or relating to proper names
2. (Law) law denoting a signature in a different handwriting from that of the document to which it is attached
[C17: from Greek onomastikos, from onomazein to name, from onoma name]
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(ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪk)

1. of or pertaining to proper names.
2. of or pertaining to onomastics.
3. (of a signature) not in the same hand as the document to which it is appended.
[1600–10; < Greek onomastikós, derivative of onomázein to name, derivative of ónoma name]
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Adj.1.onomastic - of or related to onomastics; "he published a collection of his onomastic essays"
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[ˌɒnəʊˈmæstɪk] ADJonomástico
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Such "onomastic intervention" into the critical toponymy might have revealed some new contexts, relationships, and correlations between the dynamic urban toponymic landscapes and political power.
However, in the Estonian and Finnish onomastic tradition (see, e.g., Ainiala, Saarelma, Sjoblom 2012 : 101-102; Onomastika termineid (11)), the term commemorative name (Estonian puhendusnimi) has been restricted to names (usually officially) assigned with the purpose of perpetuating the memory of a person or event.
However, the assumption that Gad was a personification comparable to Greek tyche or essentially a late development in West Semitic religion is not borne out by a closer examination of the available onomastic evidence.
Next, French scholar Damien Bador examines Tolkien's conscious use of names and naming, in "From 'The Silmarillion' to The Hobbit and Back Again: An Onomastic Foray." Most of the names he examines are those of places, races, and creatures; using examples from both The Hobbit and the larger legendarium, he shows how Tolkien's approach towards naming is consistent across both works.
The unconcealed reason of demonstrating his multilingual skills and polyglot abilities, has a semblance of superficiality; hence the argument is presented that sizeable socio-political implications lie parallel with Plaatje's onomastic venture for the analytic arguments pursued here.
SilverAEs conclusions are based on evidence sourcing from various genresutragedy, comedy, novel, epic, myth, forensic, epigraphic, onomastic, and iconographic from different periods, primarily Classical, but also Archaic, Hellenistic, and Mycenaean, and cultures, especially Roman, but also the ancient Near East.
On the other hand, creating new taxonomic structures and onomastic terms serves to make a muddled up picture even more confusing.
The name (Matlala) itself is of no specified origin and it takes no clear onomastic specifications.
The types of errors are various, but include replacing the older name "Beow" with the eponymous "Beowulf"; rendering numerous personal names and ethnonyms as kennings; changing the unfamiliar onomastic element "Un-" into the productive "Hun-" in "Unferth"; rendering a name as a similar word, such a geomer for Eomer; or copying a word with the correct graphemes but irregular spacing, which produced familiar morphemes that lack overall sense.
It is a name that evokes to some the dogged fieldworker who, as head of the Scottish Place-Name Survey, travelled around the country interviewing individuals about local toponyms; for many it evokes the pioneering folklorist who was the first and only person to be president of both the American Folklore Society and the Folklore Society; still others see in its onomastic content the educator and university administrator whose sixty-year transatlantic career inspired three generations of new scholars and brought him from Germany to Scotland, Ireland, the United States, and Denmark.