Definitions

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  • n. The name of a place; a word or phrase which indicates a particular location or position.

Etymologies

From place +‎ name. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Danish - by is the same as the British - by: every British placename that ends in - by started out as a Viking settlement.

    Archive: Oct 08 - Mar 09

  • In fact, I'm wondering when the association between this placename and Latin rumis started and by what people?

    An etymology for 'Rome'

  • As I was leaving, the North Carolina placename fell (or was pushed over) and struck me a glancing blow before banging heavily on to the head of a woman standing next to it.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Which merely looks to us like a very rude placename...

    grahamsleight: Further leg update

  • *** Typo which should be a placename: "Celebratino of Women Writers"

    August 15th, 2007

  • It also seems to be a Norwegian surname, and is definitely a Norwegian placename.

    May 18th, 2007

  • Form my reading of the post, the purple overlays in the images above - not the blue bounding boxes - are generated automatically by clustering geotagged and placename tagged images and extrapolating a well contoured shape around them.

    B2fxxx

  • "It is especially Afrikaans-speaking people who are confronted with ill-considered placename changes, which are part of our heritage,"

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Alternative hypothesis: anonymous author hears what he regards as a funny-sounding place name, or designation for its residents, and constructs limerick around the placename...

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Sex, Slang, and Pejorative (or at Least Formerly Pejorative) Ethnic Stereotypes:

  • Later then if the Etruscans were to 'fix' the placename with a 'correct' a, the nasal might go wrong.

    Those Mysterious Sovanians

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