Theonym

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A theonym, from Greek theos (Θεός), meaning "god", and όνομα, meaning "name", is a proper name of a deity. Theonymy, the study of divine proper names, is a branch of onomastics; it helps develop an understanding of the function and views of particular gods and may help undertand the origins of a society's language.[1]

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  1. ^ "What does theonym mean". findwords.info. Retrieved 2019-10-14.