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paronymous

[ puh-ron-uh-muhs ]
/ pəˈrɒn ə məs /
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adjective Grammar.
containing the same root or stem, as the words wise and wisdom.
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Origin of paronymous

From the Greek word parṓnymos, dating back to 1655–65. See paronym, -ous
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