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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names.

Usage examples (27)
  • "word meaning" as you declare, but rather "onomastics" is the study of proper names and thus, "anonymous" is not strictly a fit object of onomatology.
  • Why does this onomastics stuff interest me so much?
  • I think basely solely on my onomastics-are-destiny reaction to the name Leola that she was attracted to this pattern by the green print version.
  • George R. Stewart (1895-1980), midcentury novelist and co-founder of the American Name Society, gave onomastics a good name with his classic "Names on the Land" (1945),... for more
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