Toponymy

Toponymy’s Definitions

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defined toponymy as:[1]
“the place-names of a region or language or especially the etymological study of them”

Dictionary.com defined toponymy as:[2]
1 – “the study of toponyms.”
2 – “Anatomy. the nomenclature of the regions of the body.”

Lexico defined it as:[3]
“The study of place names.”

Toponymy’s Etymology

1875-1880 – “top- + -onomy, on the model of homonymy, synonymy; see -onym, -y3.”[2]

1876 – Allegedly the earliest known use of the word. Defined as above.
“International Scientific Vocabulary, from top- + Greek onyma, onoma name”[1]

1876 – “Toponymy “study of place names””[4]

“Late 19th century from Greek topos ‘place’ + onuma ‘name’.”[3]

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References:

[1] – “Toponymy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toponymy. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

[2] – https://www.dictionary.com/browse/toponymy?s=t. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

[3] – https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/toponymy. Accessed 10 Oct. 2020.

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