[ ek-soh-nim ]
/ ˈɛk soʊ nɪm /
a name used by foreigners for a place, as Florence for Firenze.
a name used by foreigners to refer to a people or social group that the group itself does not use, as Germans for Deutsche.
Words nearby exonym
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British Dictionary definitions for exonym
/ (ˈɛksəˌnɪm) /
a name given to a place by foreignersLondres is an exonym of London
Word Origin for exonym
C20: from Greek ex- 1 + -onym
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