Definition of toponymy in English:

toponymy

noun

  • The study of place names.

    • ‘The methods employed in this project are easy to use, making them helpful to local communities involved in toponymy and other mapping projects.’
    • ‘This toponymy, dating from medieval times, reappeared spontaneously in southern and eastern Ukrainian towns and cities, such as Kherson, Mykolaiv, and Simferopol that were built in the eighteenth century.’
    • ‘I am certain I'm not the only lover of words and etymology around here (oh and toponymy, too!)’
    • ‘The toponymy of each of the 20 zonal maps was carefully checked.’
    • ‘The continual references to the toponymy, or place names, of Dublin suggest the chapter's investment in the rhetoric of cartography.’
    • ‘The mapping authenticated indigenous toponymy in Darien.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek topos place + onuma name.

Pronunciation:

toponymy

/təˈpänəmē/