a combining form of Greek origin, meaning “word,” “name”: pseudonym.
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Origin of -onym
Ultimately <Greek -ōnymos having the kind of name specified, combining form representing ónyma, dialectal variant of ónomaname
Words nearby -onym
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Example sentences from the Web for -onym
An′onym, a person whose name is not given: a pseudonym; Anonym′ity, the quality or state of being anonymous.
British Dictionary definitions for -onym
n combining form
indicating a name or wordacronym; pseudonym
Word Origin for -onym
from Greek -onumon, from onuma, Doric variant of onoma name
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