necronym

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From necro- +‎ -onym; from Ancient Greek νεκρός (nekrós, death) + ὄνομα (ónoma, name).

Noun[edit]

necronym (plural necronyms)

  1. The name of a person who has died.
    Some cultures have a taboo against uttering necronyms.