toponymy


to·pon·y·my

noun \tə-ˈpä-nə-mē, tō-\

Definition of TOPONYMY

:  the place-names of a region or language or especially the etymological study of them
to·pon·y·mist \-mist\ noun

Origin of TOPONYMY

International Scientific Vocabulary, from top- + Greek onyma, onoma name — more at name
First Known Use: 1876

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