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-onym

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

    pseudonym.



-onym

combining form

  1. indicating a name or word

    pseudonym

    acronym



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Word History and Origins

Origin of -onym1

Ultimately < Greek -ōnymos having the kind of name specified, combining form representing ónyma, dialectal variant of ónoma name
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Word History and Origins

Origin of -onym1

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

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

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