Origin of toponymy

1875–80; top- + -onomy, on the model of homonymy, synonymy; see -onym, -y3
Related formstop·o·nym·ic [top-uh-nim-ik] /ˌtɒp əˈnɪm ɪk/, top·o·nym·i·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for toponymy

Historical Examples of toponymy

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


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British Dictionary definitions for toponymy


  1. the study of place names
  2. rare the anatomical nomenclature of bodily regions, as distinguished from that of specific organs or structures
Derived Formstoponymic (ˌtɒpəˈnɪmɪk) or toponymical, adjective
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