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toponymy

[ tuh-pon-uh-mee ]

noun

  1. the study of toponyms.
  2. Anatomy. the nomenclature of the regions of the body.


toponymy

/ təˈpɒnɪmɪ; ˌtɒpəˈnɪmɪk /

noun

  1. the study of place names
  2. rare.
    the anatomical nomenclature of bodily regions, as distinguished from that of specific organs or structures


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Derived Forms

  • toponymic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • top·o·nym·ic [top-, uh, -, nim, -ik], topo·nymi·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of toponymy1

1875–80; top- + -onomy, on the model of homonymy, synonymy; -onym, -y 3

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Example Sentences

Yet the Arabs have left almost a deeper mark upon the toponymy of the country.

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