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[on-uh-mas-ti-kon, -kuh n]
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  1. a list or collection of proper names.
  2. a list or collection of specialized terms, as those used in a particular field or subject area.
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Origin of onomasticon

1700–10; < Greek onomastikòn (bíblion) vocabulary arranged by subjects; see onomastic
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  • Eusebius, in his Onomasticon (264-294), places it between Medeba and Dibon.

    Biblical Geography and History

    Charles Foster Kent

  • We may take as an example the famous Onomasticon of Eusebius and Jerome.

    Tent Work in Palestine

    Claude Reignier Conder

  • "Drill" is used in the same sense in Charleton's "Onomasticon Zoicon," 1668.

  • The list of his works occupies five pages in Saxe's Onomasticon.

  • Onomasticon urbium & locorum sacræ scripturæ, in voce Βηζαϑά.

    Medica Sacra

    Richard Mead