[ on-uh-mas-tiks ]
/ ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names.
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OTHER WORDS FROM onomasticson·o·mas·ti·cian [on-uh-muh-stish-uh n] /ˌɒn ə məˈstɪʃ ən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for onomastics
/ (ˌɒnəˈmæstɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the study of proper names, esp of their origins
(functioning as singular or plural) a systematization of the facts about how proper names are formed in a given language
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