[Tagging] etymology of street names
doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 14:20:23 BST 2011
On 09/04/2011 15:30, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/4/8 Simone Saviolo<simone.saviolo at gmail.com>:
>> Good idea, but not with "etymology" as the name. This is not the etymology;
>> that would be the philological origins of the word.
>> Here we are talking
>> about a description of the person the place is named after, and especially
>> the reason why he deserved the honour.
> One possibility would be to use a tag like
> "name:wikipedia=language:article name" (presetting "name" to a
> wikipedia-tag-like-construction). Most important persons will have
> their own wikipedia article.
It seems that the intention here is to record the words on the sign.
Maybe the word eponymy would be appropriate?
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