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toponymy

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noun to·pon·y·my \tə-ˈpä-nə-mē, tō-\

Definition of toponymy

  1. :  the place-names of a region or language or especially the etymological study of them

toponymist play \-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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