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Subject: Glossary of ancient Roman religion, Abandinus, Nemain, Dionysus, Albiorix
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A theonym (from classical Greek theos "god" and -onym "name") is a proper name of a deity.[1] The study of theonyms is a branch of onomastics. The names of a society's gods may be useful in understanding the origin of their languages as well as their views of a particular deity. Theonyms have been useful in understanding the connections of Indo-European languages.

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