Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, the technical name of a species or other group, consisting of one or more terms applied conformably with some recognized system of nomenclature.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Then Race, jumping to the hom - onym, meaning subspecies, and the synonym Color, and on to Hue-was this leading to Spirit?

    Blue Adept

  • I mention - Onyms in the title to this post because there are a number of kinds of words, usually ending in "onym" that can make keyword research more interesting, and more rewarding.

    SEO by the Sea

  • So here I sit, accused of killing your pseud- onym.

    Self-Destruction, Vol. 1

  • It is only fitting then that we add our own version to this list: how about poke-yourself-in-the-eye-onym?

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Self-contradictory words

  • The suffix - onym in English means "name" or "word," and you'll find it at the end of a number of words that describe other words.

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  • "Anna Sam", as you might guess, is a pseud - onym, the handle of a French blogger who decided to put her years behind the till to good use on a website describing the day-to - day experience of supermarket workers in all its tedious glory.

    Anarkismo.net

  • Besides, better to stay with the - onym ending and call such words neonyms, using the combining form "neo -"

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XXIII No 4

  • English already has several well known - onym words

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XXIII No 4

  • Pop quizzes-Anne McAndrew; Govern mint-Chris Robinson; Ant onym-Arthur L. Bolen;

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  • onym – a proposed term or a technical name, as of a species or other group in zoology, etc., forming part of a recognised nomenclature

    July 19, 2008