The study of place names, their derivations, historical development, and usage.

For England, the definitive work on the subject was produced by Eilert Ekwall in the middle years of the twentieth century; he also produced work on Scandinavia.

To*pon"y*my (?), n.

A system of toponyms; the use of toponyms. -- To*pon"y*mal (#), Top`o*nym"ic (#), Top`o*nym"ic*al (#), a.


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