Definition of toponymy in English:

toponymy

Line breaks: top|onymy
Pronunciation: /təˈpɒnɪmi
 
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noun

[mass noun]
The study of place names.
More example sentences
  • I am certain I'm not the only lover of words and etymology around here (oh and toponymy, too!)
  • The mapping authenticated indigenous toponymy in Darien.
  • The methods employed in this project are easy to use, making them helpful to local communities involved in toponymy and other mapping projects.

Origin

late 19th century: from Greek topos 'place' + onuma 'name'.

Derivatives

toponymic

Pronunciation: /-ˈnɪmɪk/
adjective
More example sentences
  • Here's hoping that his misrendering of toponymic shibboleths is the worst damage they suffer.
  • In the main variant, the legend relies both on the sniggeringly received news of the defeat of the father's expectation and on the mangling of the English language - a grammatically incorrect sentence with toponymic consequences.
  • Another excellent example of toponymic work is the Gazetteer of Inuit Place Names in Nunavik, undertaken with the cooperation of the Inuit elders of Nunavik and the Avataq Cultural Institute.

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