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  • n. the name of a river, lake, sea or any other body of water


From hydr- + -onym. (Wiktionary)


  • There are a few Scandinavian names on the map, namely creeks carrying the surnames Balto and Lindblom and perhaps the town name Moss, all named after more likely sources than an obscure hydronym.


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  • hydronym – the name for a body of water

    July 19, 2008