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anthroponym (an-THROP-uh-nim) noun

A personal name.

[Anthrop(o)- + -onym]

"Just as the toponyms in Onitsha evoke the unfamiliar, the `foreign,' so too do the anthroponyms. Fintan's own name, for instance, is a very strange one." Motte, Warren, Writing away, World Literature Today, Autumn 1997.

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In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. -Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)


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