Many authors have focused on the establishment and usage of a unified onomastic terminology. Still, most of the inaccuracies and ambiguities arose in the understanding and overall classification of chrematonyms. Chrematonyms are proper names artefact, that are not hard fixation throughout the country. In this article the authoress offers several viewpoints of significant Slovak and foreign (Czech, Polish, Russian and German) onomasticians regarding the problem of specifying and defining chrematonyms in the onymic system. At the same time, she offers our own suggestion for the classification of chrematonyms. She stresses the importance of establishment of chrematonomastic terms, so that this field of onomastics can be an equal partner of other disciplines and at the same time fulfill the denomination needs of other languages.
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SYNAT - “Interdisciplinary System for Interactive Scientific and Scientific-Technical Information”.