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Related to onomastics: Onomastician
n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
a. The study of the origins and forms of proper names.
b. The study of the origins and forms of terms used in specialized fields.
2. The system that underlies the formation and use of proper names or terms used in specialized fields.
1. (Linguistics) (functioning as singular) the study of proper names, esp of their origins
2. (Linguistics) (functioning as singular or plural) a systematization of the facts about how proper names are formed in a given language
on•o•mas•tics(ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names.
onomatology. — onomastician, n. — onomastic, adj.See also: Names
the study of names and their origins. — onomastic, adj. — onomastician, n.See also: Linguistics
The study of the history, forms, and origins of proper nouns.