-onymy

noun combining form

-on·​y·​my
ˈänəmē,
-mi
plural -es
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

Word History

Etymology

Latin -onymia, from Greek -ōnymia, from -ōnymos (as in homōnymos) + -ia -y

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“-onymy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-onymy. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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