Onomasticon meaning

A book, list, or vocabulary of names, especially of people.

We looked up the origin of her name in an onomasticon.

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Origin of onomasticon

  • From Ancient Greek ὀνομαστικόν (onomastikon), neuter form of ὀνομαστικός (onomastikos, “belonging to names”), from ὀνομάζω (onomazō, “I name”), from ὄνομα (onoma, “name”).

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