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-nomy

  1. a combining form of Greek origin meaning “distribution,” “arrangement,” “management,”:

    astronomy; economy; taxonomy.



-nomy

combining form

  1. indicating a science or the laws governing a certain field of knowledge

    agronomy

    economy



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Derived Forms

  • -nomic, combining_form:in_adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of -nomy1

< Greek -nomia law. See nomo-, -y 3
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Word History and Origins

Origin of -nomy1

from Greek -nomia law; related to nemein to distribute, control
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Example Sentences

Leaving his eels now, calling out to old Nomy that she might take away the supper, Duffham came off with us at once.

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