mony

[ mon-ee ]
/ ˈmɒn i /
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adjective, noun Scot. and North England.


Nearby words

  1. monument,
  2. monumental,
  3. monumentalize,
  4. monumentally,
  5. monuron,
  6. monza,
  7. monzambano,
  8. monzonite,
  9. monzonitic,
  10. moo

-mony

a suffix found on abstract nouns borrowed from Latin, usually denoting a status, role, or function (matrimony; testimony), or a personal quality or kind of behavior (acrimony; sanctimony).

Origin of -mony

< Latin -mōnium (denominal), -mōnia (usually deadjectival), presumably orig. derivatives with -ium -ium, -ia -ia of -mōn-, an adj. or noun suffix, cognate with Greek -mōn (see hegemony); cf. alimony

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British Dictionary definitions for mony

mony

/ (ˈmɒnɪ) /

determiner

a Scottish word for many
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