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  1. a combining form of Greek origin, meaning “word,” “name”: pseudonym.

Origin of -onym

ultimately < Greek -ōnymos having the kind of name specified, combining form representing ónyma, dialectal variant of ónoma name
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Historical Examples

  • An′onym, a person whose name is not given: a pseudonym; Anonym′ity, the quality or state of being anonymous.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for onym


n combining form
  1. indicating a name or wordacronym; pseudonym

Word Origin

from Greek -onumon, from onuma, Doric variant of onoma name
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