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onomatology

[ on-uh-muh-tol-uh-jee ]

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  • on·o·mat·o·log·ic [on-, uh, -mat-l-, oj, -ik], ono·mato·logi·cal adjective
  • ono·mato·logi·cal·ly adverb
  • ono·ma·tolo·ist noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of onomatology1

1840–50; < Medieval Greek onomatología, equivalent to Greek onomatológ ( os ) collector of words ( onomato-, combining form of ónoma name + -logos; logos ) + -ia -ia; -logy

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Example Sentences

Look, for instance, at his ingenious quaintness in the matter of onomatology.

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