on·​o·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy ˌä-nə-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce onomatology (audio)
onomatologist noun

Word History


French onomatologie, from Greek onomat-, onoma name + French -logie -logy

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of onomatology was in 1845

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Cite this Entry

“Onomatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onomatology. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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