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patronomatology

Definitions

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  • n. The branch of knowledge that deals with personal names and their origin; the study of patronymics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That branch of knowledge which deals with personal names and their origin; the study of patronymics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The branch of study which is concerned with personal names and their origins.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek for "father" + English onomatology.

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