Definition of -onymy
1 : kind of name or word : kind or set of names or words hydronymy
2 : study of a (specified) kind of names or words anthroponymy
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Origin and Etymology of -onymy
Latin -onymia, from Greek -ōnymia, from -ōnymos (as in homōnymos) + -ia -y
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