See also: place-name and place name

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From place +‎ name.

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placename (plural placenames)

  1. The name of a place; a word or phrase which indicates a particular location or region.
    Synonyms: toponym, nomen loci, geographic name, geographical name
    • 2012, Nick Thieberger, The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Fieldwork, page 401:
      With a complex site, different site elements may not be terminologically distinguished, or else a generic term may be optionally added to the placename to distinguish a site element, such as a hill, well, or claypan at the location.

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