onomastic

adjective
on·​o·​mas·​tic | \ ˌä-nə-ˈma-stik How to pronounce onomastic (audio) \

Definition of onomastic

: of, relating to, or consisting of a name or names

Other Words from onomastic

onomastically \ ˌä-​nə-​ˈma-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce onomastic (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of onomastic

1716, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for onomastic

Greek onomastikos, from onomazein to name, from onoma name — more at name

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“Onomastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onomastic. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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