onomasticon

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From Ancient Greek ὀνομαστικόν (onomastikón), neuter form of ὀνομαστικός (onomastikós, belonging to names), from ὀνομάζω (onomázō, I name), from ὄνομα (ónoma, name).

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onomasticon (plural onomasticons or onomastica)

  1. 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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