onomasticon

noun on·o·mas·ti·con \ ˌänəˈmastə̇ˌkän , -kən \

Definition of onomasticon

plural -s
1 a :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
2 a :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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Origin and Etymology of onomasticon

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


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