onomasticon

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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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onomasticon (plural onomasticons)

  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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