Definition of Onomasticon

1. Noun. A list of proper nouns naming persons or places.

Generic synonyms: Wordbook



Definition of Onomasticon

1. n. A collection of names and terms; a dictionary; specif., a collection of Greek names, with explanatory notes, made by Julius Pollux about A.D.180.

Definition of Onomasticon

1. Noun. A book, list, or vocabulary of names, especially of people. ¹

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Medical Definition of Onomasticon

1. A collection of names and terms; a dictionary; specif, a collection of Greek names, with explanatory notes, made by Julius Pollux about A.D.180. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. (sc), fr. See Onomastic. (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onomasticon

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onolatry
onology
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onomasiology
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onomasticon (current term)
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Literary usage of Onomasticon

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1. Ancient Egypt: Her Testimony to the Truth of the Bible : Being an by William Osburn (1846)
"... onomasticon. MANY verifications of names having occurred in the course of this inquiry, which, though likely to be of service in biblical criticism, ..."

2. The Holy City: Historical, Topographical, and Antiquarian Notices of Jerusalem by George Williams, Robert Willis (1849)
"The Greek of the onomasticon, supported as it is by the literal translation of the Latin of St Jerome, is pronounced " at best a mere assertion—[as all the ..."

3. A Dictionary of the Bible: Dealing with Its Language, Literature, and by Samuel Rolles Driver, James Hastings, John Alexander Selbie (1908)
"AD (onomasticon, sv .... the site was known as near Tabor, but it was also wrongly identified with Achshaph (see onomasticon, ..."

4. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1857)
"XX. to hia Life of Leo X. This work was first printed under the title of onomasticon, at Milan, in 1483, fol., ..."

5. Was Israel Ever in Egypt?, Or, A Lost Tradition by George Henry Bateson Wright (1895)
"The present chapter will be a sort of onomasticon, in which the ordinarily accepted derivations of the ancestors of the Israelites and some adjacent tribes ..."

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