anthroponymy

[an-thruh-pon-uh-mee]

noun

the study of personal names.

Nearby words

  1. anthropomorphosis,
  2. anthropomorphous,
  3. anthroponomy,
  4. anthroponotic cutaneous leishmaniasis,
  5. anthroponym,
  6. anthropopathy,
  7. anthropophagi,
  8. anthropophagite,
  9. anthropophagy,
  10. anthropophilic

Origin of anthroponymy

1935–40; anthroponym + -y3, on the model of toponymy

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