1 November 2011


The formation of a word from a sound associated with its meaning.

Not only is the word one of the most rhythmic and beautiful I can think of, but it also has a very cool derivation.

Onoma: From the Greek word for name,
-poeia: From the Greek for 'I make'.

So it literally means "Name I make". Which, if you think about it, really doesn't describe what it's meant to be doing at all. The same thing could be applied to someone who compiles baby name books.

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