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[on-uh-mas-tiks] /ˌɒn əˈmæs tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
the study of the origin, history, and use of proper names.
(functioning as sing) the study of proper names, esp of their origins
(functioning as singular or pl) a systematization of the facts about how proper names are formed in a given language

“scientific study of names and naming,” 1936, from onomastic; also see -ics.


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