Definitions for paronymˈpær ə nɪm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

par•o•nymˈpær ə nɪm(n.)

  1. a paronymous word.

    Category: Grammar

Origin of paronym:

1840–50; < Gk parṓnymon, neut. of parṓnymos formed by a slight change in name, derivative =par-par - + -ōnymos, adj. der. of ónymaname


  1. paronym(Noun)

    A word derived from the same root, or with the same sound, as another word.

  2. Origin: From παρα ‘beside’ + ονομα ‘-onym’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paronym(noun)

    a paronymous word


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