on·​o·​mas·​ti·​con | \ ˌänəˈmastə̇ˌkän, -kən \
plural -s

Definition of onomasticon

1a : a collection or listing of words especially in a specialized field (as science or commerce)
b : a work containing such a collection or listing : wordbook, lexicon
2a : a collection or listing of proper names of persons or places usually with etymologies
b : a work containing such a collection or listing

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History and Etymology for onomasticon

New Latin, from Greek onomastikon, from neuter of onomastikos onomastic

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“Onomasticon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onomasticon. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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