Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The place names of a region or language.
  • noun The study of such place names.
  • noun Anatomy Nomenclature with respect to a region of the body rather than to organs or structures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In geography, see the extract. Compare toponomy.
  • noun In anatomy, the designation of the position and direction of parts and organs, as distinguished from the names of the parts and organs themselves, which is the province of organonymy; regional or topographical nomenclature; topical terminology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A system of toponyms; the use of toponyms.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun lexicological study of place names; a branch of onomastics

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the nomenclature of regional anatomy
  • noun the branch of lexicology that studies the place names of a region or a language

Etymologies

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From topo- + -nomy.

Examples

  • It is interesting that so few English place names are Celtic in origin, apart from the obvious parts of the west and a few pockets farther east; also surprising that the Normans did not leave a heavier footprint on toponymy.

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  • Public resource management and Inuit toponymy: implementing policies to maintain human-environmental knowledge in Nunavut.

    Indigenous knowledge of the Arctic environment

  • I'd expect a generic "rock" word would show up in toponymy.

    The etymology of Latin tofus 'tufa' isn't written in stone

  • A republication of a 1945 classic, a rollicking act of patriotic toponymy.

    'A Bloody Operetta'

  • A republication of a 1945 classic, a rollicking act of patriotic toponymy.

    A Prodigy's Progress

  • The majority of the posts will be about the Turkish language, Anatolian toponymy one of my pet interests, Anatolian history and culture, reviews of Turkish books or books about Turkey and such.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • The majority of the posts will be about the Turkish language, Anatolian toponymy one of my pet interests, Anatolian history and culture, reviews of Turkish books or books about Turkey and such.

    Yogrum: a new Turkish blog

  • A republication of a 1945 classic, a rollicking act of patriotic toponymy.

    Five Best

  • I'll just do it now: the book was fun and gave a lot of great examples and procedural details on toponymy or place naming.

    Books I'm Reading

  • I'll just do it now: the book was fun and gave a lot of great examples and procedural details on toponymy or place naming.

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