Onomasticon


This learned term comes from Greek. Onomasticon; from, onomastikon, onomastikona, meaning in Greek, “consisting on names.” It consists in a list of names, particularly of the proper names within a given culture as a philological aid to their meaning and etymology, as found for instance in Plato’s Cratylus. The Onomasticon of Julius Pollux from the second century A.D. is a ten-volumed lexicon containing the most important words related to a wide range of subjects (music, theater, politics, nature, crime, crime, reliogion, etc.) with short explanations, illustrated with quotations from ancient writers. It is suggested that Onomasticona were used in Wisdom writing, for example, Jb 28; 38-39; 41; Wisdom of Solomon 7:17-23; Sirach 43, etc. Each of these deals with knowledge of the wonders of nature. The Onomasticon of Eusebius, published about A.D. 328, is a treatise on the names and places of the Bible; it was translated into Latin by Jerome.

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