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Permanent link for this word: onomastics
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: The study of proper names or of terms used in a specialized field.
From Greek onomastikos (of names), from onomazein (to name), from onoma (name). Also see onomasticon. Earliest documented use: 1904.
"Ms. Lindsay is one of a growing number of onomastics enthusiasts catering to a generation of parents hungry for the perfect name."
Rebecca Dube; Unique's the Name; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Oct 9, 2007.
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