The Onomasticon Turcicum presents an enormous collection of scholarship conducted by the renowned Hungarian Turkologist László Rásonyi. It contains a massive collection of over 50,000 anthroponyms, or personal names, collected by Rásonyi, and extensively analyzed and categorized by himself and fellow Turkic philologist Imre Baski, who completed the work after Rásonyi's death. The book begins with an extensive introduction by Baski which gives a comprehensive historiography of Turkic onomastics, as well as a description of Rásonyi's work which culminated in the Onomasticon Turcicum. The bulk of the work contains an exhaustive categorization system which divides the names into three primary groups: commemorative names, desiderate or intentional names, and fortuitous names, which are then further divided into more specific groups. The Onomasticon Turcicum is an invaluable resource for all those who seek to better understand Turkic languages and cultures.
Preface Contents Introduction Turkic Onomastics The Beginnings Rásonyi's Part in the Study of Turkic Onomastics László Rásonyi (1889-1984) Rásonyi's Part in the Study of Turkic Onomastics Onomasticon Turcicum – Rásonyi's Collection of Turkic Names Notes on the Sources used by Rásonyi Rásonyi's Works on Turkic Onomastics The Recent State of Turkic Onomastics Bibliographies Name-Dictionaries on Turkic Languages Personal Names Toponyms Ethnonyms Turkic Anthroponyms General Notes on Turkic Name-giving Process of Name-giving Traditional Naming Ceremonies/Customs Main Points of Turkic Name-giving Time of Naming The Naming Person Motives of Name-giving Related Names Notes on Twins' Names Foreign Names Fashion Names Taboo-Names Bynames and Second Names General Notes on Women's Names Notes on the Usage of Turkic Personal Names Semantics of Turkic Anthroponyms Classification of Turkic Anthroponyms Rásonyi's Classification of 1953 Women's Names in Rásonyi's System Categories of Turkic Anthroponyms I. Commemorative Names (Memorative) I/1 Totemistic Names I/2 Theosphoric Names I/3 Names of Honoured Persons II. Desiderate or Intentional Names II/1 Names of Decisive Fate II/2 Protective Names (Apotropaeon) II/3 Symbolic Names III. Fortuitous Names (Omen-Names ~ Incidental Names) III/1 A Conspicuous Feature of Infant III/2 First Object Seen at Birth III/3 First Animal Seen or Mentioned After Birth III/4 First Plant Seen or Mentioned After Birth III/5 First Person Seen After Birth III/6 First Word Pronounced at the Confinement III/7 Astronomical and Meteorological Phenomenon III/8 Year, Season, Month, Day, Part of Day III/9 Historical or Family Event, Feast III/10 Enemy Defeated at the Time of Birth III/11 The scene of the delivery III/12 How Old Was the Father at the Time the Infant Was Born, Which Child is it in the Family? III/13 Pet-names (Hypocoristica) III/14 An Incident Induced through the Meditation of the Mullah
...it would seem that scholars, especially linguists, language experts, Asia experts, and others might find the Onomasticon a useful tool for understanding the language and culture of [Turkic peoples]. Recommended for libraries that pride themselves on collections with strength in those areas.~Edwin D. Lawson, Names: A Journal of Onomastics, Vol. 58