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Etymology edit

anthroponym +‎ -ous. By surface analysis, anthrop- +‎ -onym +‎ -ous = anthropo- +‎ -nym +‎ -ous.

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anthroponymous (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to an anthroponym.
    • 2013, Joshua Nash, Insular Toponymies, page 72:
      Anthroponymous fishing grounds were named by Norfolk Islanders after Norfolk Islanders.
    • 2016, Order and Chivalry, page 53:
      Theses spaces happened to be anthroponymous, given that the military groups and their families adopted as surnames the space that they occupied within the interior of the village.
    • 2013, Feuding, Conflict and Banditry in Nineteenth-Century Corsica, page 396:
      It is not clear on what basis the names were chosen, but a systematic anthroponymous linkage across generations and between affines seemed likely.

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