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top·o·nym

(tōp'ō-nim),
A regional term; one designating a region as distinguished from the name of a structure, system, or organ.
[topo- + G. onyma, name]
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Toponym Liinamagi 'town/fort hill' of 17 of the sites referred directly to strongholds (some sites have more than one place-name).
There are fascinating findings about, for example, the way naming patterns differed between the First/Second Settlement and the Melanesian Mission stage of Norfolk's history (49-52), and how Norf k or Mota words have been incorporated into phrasal toponyms (52-6).
It shows the coast correctly and in detail, but several toponyms differ from later maps and may have been errors.
In Wales, writing only English-language toponyms on the road signs engendered vigorous resistance on the part of Welsh nationals between 1967 and 1975, leading the British parliament to replace monolingual English signs with bilingual ones (Jones and Merriman, 2009).
As far as the English PUs with toponyms are concerned, the place names are mostly places in the UK, Ireland or Scotland (e.
In order to assert this, we consider it is enough to mention the toponyms in the area: Vaporul lui Assan, Macina de Paine, Fainari, Banitei, Silozului, Irimicului.
The purpose of this paper is to correct a toponym currently in use that likely stems from a misprint on Kendall's map.
I believe that it is possible to restore the same toponym in two further instances.
Dr Thomaz does not see this as excluding the possibility that it might have given rise to a toponym, however (personal communication, 11 Nov.
Adjectives derived from ethnonyms and toponyms are very common and more frequent than the genitive regardless of the nature of the possessive relation.
According to Hoffmeier, the growing consensus concerning the place name or toponym Pi-ha-hirot, is that it derives from the Hebrew letters het, resh and tof.
Thirdly, the nigra ilex as both a natural and funereal element: Lokaj points out how the nigra ilex, or black holm-oak--in Ovid's tale a mournful and almost cemeterial symbol--would be a constant presence in Verga's Capinera, not as a tree, but rather as a toponym, Monte Ilice, on the slopes of Mount Etna, where Maria and Nino do actually fall in love.