toponymy

noun to·pon·y·my \ tə-ˈpä-nə-mē , tō- \

Definition of toponymy

: the place-names of a region or language or especially the etymological study of them

toponymist

play \tə-ˈpä-nə-mist, tō-\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of toponymy

International Scientific Vocabulary, from top- + Greek onyma, onoma name — more at name


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