What is the difference between onomastics and etymology?

onomastics | etymology | Hypernyms |

Etymology is a hypernym of onomastics.

Onomastics is a hyponym of etymology.


As nouns the difference between onomastics and etymology

is that onomastics is the branch of lexicology devoted to the study of names and naming, especially the origins of names while etymology is {{context|uncountable|lang=en}} the study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.

onomastics

Noun

(en-plural noun)
  • The branch of lexicology devoted to the study of names and naming, especially the origins of names.
  • Synonyms

    * onomatology

    Hypernyms

    * lexicology * etymology

    Hyponyms

    * anthroponymy * toponymy

    Derived terms

    * anthroponomastics * toponomastics

    References

    etymology

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia etymology) (etymologies)
  • (uncountable) The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
  • (countable) An account of the origin and historical development of a word.
  • Usage notes

    * Not to be confused with .

    Derived terms

    * etymological * fake etymology * false etymology * folk etymology * popular etymology

    Hyponyms

    * onomastics