toponym

[ top-uh-nim ]
/ ˈtɒp ə nɪm /

noun

a place name.
a name derived from the name of a place.

Nearby words

  1. topological space,
  2. topological transformation,
  3. topology,
  4. topolski,
  5. toponarcosis,
  6. toponymic,
  7. toponymy,
  8. topos,
  9. topotype,
  10. topper

Origin of toponym

1890–95; top- + -onym, or by back formation from toponomy

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British Dictionary definitions for toponym

toponym

/ (ˈtɒpənɪm) /

noun

the name of a place
any name derived from a place name
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Word Origin and History for toponym

toponym

n.

1939, from comb. form of Greek topos "place" (see topos) + -onym "name" (see name (n.)). Toponymy "study of place names" is from 1876.

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