Definitions

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  • n. the name of a river, lake, sea or any other body of water

Etymologies

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From hydr- + -onym.

Examples

  • There are a few Scandinavian names on the map, namely creeks carrying the surnames Balto and Lindblom and perhaps the town name Moss, all named after more likely sources than an obscure hydronym.

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  • No mapmaker serves his own whim;

    The naming’s not left up to him.

    Our heroes account

    For each soaring mount,

    But Indian words for a hydronym.

    January 4, 2017

  • hydronym – the name for a body of water

    July 19, 2008