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to·pon·y·my

(tō-pon'i-mē),
Topical or regional nomenclature, as distinguished from organonymy.
[topo- + G. onyma, name]

toponymy

(tə-pŏn′ə-mē)
n. pl. topony·mies
1.
a. The place names of a region or language.
b. The study of such place names.
2. Anatomy Nomenclature with respect to a region of the body rather than to organs or structures.

to·pon′·y·mist (-mĭst) n.

toponymy

(tō-pŏn′ĭ-mē) [″ + onoma, name]
Nomenclature of the regions of the body.
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Insular Toponymies is actually a very short read at 123 pages of text, the rest consisting of appendices.
The formative -g- is genuine, and in "Toponymy of Ebla," 552-53, I called attention to its presence in other Semitic toponymies. But it is not a suffix in all place names listed in that paragraph: in some of them it is part of the etymological stem, as in Bu-zu-[ga.sup.ki] (Emar: uru.kiBu-uz-qa) "sown field" (cf.
Drawing on his studies of place naming practices of Indians of the Pacific Coast from the Yurok in California to the Tlingit of Southeast Alaska, Waterman highlighted a number of contrasts between Native and non-Native toponymies. To begin with, he was impressed with the density of Indian names on the landscape, commenting that the Indians were "extraordinarily industrious in applying and inventing names for places." The names were so dense, he complained, that his U.S.