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  • n. A branch of lexicology concerned with the names of concepts.


From Ancient Greek ὀνομάζω (onomazō, "I name") +‎ -logy. (Wiktionary)


  • It seems to be the product of a publisher's decision that such a book should be on every well-rounded reference list, but as a work viewed in the larger context of onomasiology, it breaks no new ground as far as I can tell and offers nothing not already covered by the works of Leslie A. Dunkling

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVII No 4

  • Those interested in the magic of onomasiology might note the following full names with the initial letter J and the terminal letter y seemed destined for fame and infamy:

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVIII No 2


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