American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A place name.
- n. A name derived from a place or region.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In biology, a scientific name antedated by another name based on the same type.
- n. In anatomy, a topical or topographical name; the technical designation of any region of an animal, as distinguished from any organ: correlated with organonym and some similar terms. See toponymy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A name of a place.
- n. a name, as in the binomial name of a plant, based on, or derived from, a place name, or based on the location of the thing named.
- n. the name by which a geographical place is known
- Back-formation from toponymy. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from toponymy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It seems more convincing to derive the toponym from economic activity than shaving fashions.”
“It is possible the toponym preexisted everything else, so we have Cyprus the place naming both the metal mined there and the tree grown there.”
“Hidden One', with similar epithets in Greek Ἅιδης 'Hades' *hwe*whGoth -uh, and the Gothic toponym auha instead of ahwa Possibly the ablaut difference between the strong and oblique cases yielded the generalization of two different paradigm-forms.”
“I am fascinated by Aegean substratum languages and there is a toponym: Lachish is the Southern Levant that is pre-Semitic.”
“Royjking2: "I am fascinated by Aegean substratum languages and there is a toponym: Lachish is the Southern Levant that is pre-Semitic.”
“One of the adult slave women and all of the farm's nine slave children were born at the Cape, their toponym "of the Cape" an embodiment of their creole status.”
“During previous archaeological survey campaigns (1993-1997), we had observed that all the places with the toponym “kale” (or fortress in Turkish) bore the remains of (extensive) fortification walls or (smaller) forts.”
“The Indus Valley Civilization has been tentatively identified with the toponym Meluhha known from Sumerian records.”
“Hans Lorenz gave this the meaning of "der Begrabne" in German; Arnaldo D'Aversa links it to naχva, naχve and naχś all claimed to mean "tomba"; Mario Buffa invented an Etruscan toponym based on it, *Sur Nakvani "venerando Sur", from Sura Naquane described with a flair of unmerited self-assurance.”
“One interesting question is when the toponym Turkey, or any of its variants, was first used for the general geographical area where the country of Turkey is now located.”
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