-nomy


a combining form of Greek origin meaning “distribution,” “arrangement,” “management,”: astronomy; economy; taxonomy.

Nearby words

  1. -nasty,
  2. -naut,
  3. -ness,
  4. -nik,
  5. -noia,
  6. -o,
  7. -o-,
  8. -oate,
  9. -ock,
  10. -ocracy

Origin of -nomy

< Greek -nomia law. See nomo-, -y3

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British Dictionary definitions for -nomy

-nomy

n combining form

indicating a science or the laws governing a certain field of knowledgeagronomy; economy
Derived Forms-nomic, adj combining form

Word Origin for -nomy

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

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