What are onomastics?

  • (noun): The branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names.

Onomastics

Onomastics or onomatology is the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names. The words are from the Greek: "ὀνομαστικός" (onomastikos), "of or belonging to naming" and "ὀνοματολογία" (onomatologia), from "ὄνομα" (ónoma) "name". Toponymy or toponomastics, the study of place names, is one of the principal branches of onomastics. Anthroponomastics is the study of personal names.

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Some articles on onomastics:

Agatha, Wife Of Edward The Exile - Origin - Onomastics
... Onomastic analysis has also been brought to bear on the question ... The name Agatha itself is rare in western Europe at this time ...
Macedonian Grammar - Onomastics
... The Onomastics for a long period of time has been considered as part of various different scientific disciplines, such as Geography, History or Ethnography, until it became a ... The Macedonian Onomastics, generally speaking, is divided into toponomastics and anthroponomastics ...
Onomastics
... Onomastics or onomatology is the study of proper names of all kinds and the origins of names ... Toponymy or toponomastics, the study of place names, is one of the principal branches of onomastics ...
Onomastics and Nomenclature
... The study of proper names is known as onomastics, which has a wide-ranging scope encompassing all names, all languages, all geographical and cultural ... The distinction between onomastics and nomenclature is not readily clear onomastics is an unfamiliar discipline to most people and the use of nomenclature in an academic sense is also not commonly known ...
Petar Skok
1956) was a Croatian linguist, and one of the world's foremost onomastics experts ... interactions of languages from eastern coast of Adriatic into hinterland with special care to onomastics ... Thanks to Skok's effort, the centre of Croatian onomastics studies has been since 1948 in the institution which is today Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics ...