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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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I believe the English names--either the pre-1856 names or those of the ANPWS--are just as reliable and accurate toponymic descriptors and locators as any Norf'k names.
These are common in England but far less so in Wales though Charlotte Church has a toponymic name.
The toponymic silences of maps are a familiar feature of map making in the Middle East as well.
John Topic, Theresa Topic, and Alfredo Melly Cava's "Catequil" presents a sophisticated study combining archaeological, toponymic, and archival research to reconstruct the origins and spread of the cult of the Catequil oracle from north highland Peru into highland Ecuador during the Inka expansion.
His "sword," says Klein, "transforms into a cartographer's compass," and the map he makes "does not passively reflect but actively shapes the world of the play," creating "new realities, a new toponymic world order" (17).
Clients who want to access or acquire mining titles can call up sectors that will appear with basic reference data such as surveying, topographic, hydrographic, and toponymic information.
New Yorkshire--like New Denmark, another name for the area bestowed by the Dane Jens Mun[c]k during his 1619-20 exploration of Hudson Bay--proved very ephemeral, and was rapidly subsumed in the toponymic lexicons of cartographers across Europe by New South Wales and New North Wales.
As well as phonological arguments against a shift of [d3] > [g], they adduce toponymic evidence and the observations of a fifteenth-century German pilgrim in support of their claim that this [g] does indeed preserve the original Proto-Semitic value, and that [d3] is the innovation.
The background admirably sets the scene by reviewing antiquarian and more recent work on Skiringssal; outlines the parameters of the current research project; examines the toponymic evidence; and revisits the rich Kaupang cemeteries with their dictionary of Viking burial rites and practices and intriguing combination of aristocratic and more ordinary burials.
If it is a stretch of the imagination to think that Beresford chose the unusual name of Fosca at random, it is even more unlikely that he could have used such an esoteric name with toponymic accuracy without the benefit of the background provided in chapter twenty-nine of Fosca.
One measurement of student toponymic literacy is the International Geographical Union's World Basic Place Vocabulary Test (IGU WBPVT).
Girolamo Lombardo, also known by his toponymic as Girolamo da Ferrara (1504-1590), had been working at Loreto since 1543, when he first appears in the documents as the recipient of a deposit of 50 forms in cash for a prophet.