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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He is recognized as the greatest authority on anatomical onomatology of his time (Sakai, 2007) and names this bone as patella, which means plate (Mir, 2000) or saucer.
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." This polysemy that permeates and constitutes the meaning of the protagonist's name is very relevant to the Russian reader, since it gives the protagonist an expected thematic construction--that of the divided self.
In Folke Sandgren (ed.), Otium et negotium: Studies in onomatology and library science presented to Olof von Feilitzen, 188-194.