on·​o·​mas·​tic ˌä-nə-ˈma-stik How to pronounce onomastic (audio)
: of, relating to, or consisting of a name or names
onomastically adverb

Word History


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

First Known Use

1716, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of onomastic was in 1716

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Cite this Entry

“Onomastic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onomastic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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