paronymous
adjective Etymology: Greek parōnymos, from para- + -ōnymos (as in homōnymos homonymous) Date: 1656 1. conjugate 4 2. a. formed from a word in another language b. having a form similar to that of a cognate foreign word

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  • Paronymous — Pa*ron y*mous, a. [Gr. parw nymos; para beside, near + o noma a name.] 1. Having the same derivation; allied radically; conjugate; said of certain words, as man, mankind, manhood, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a similar sound, but different… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paronymous — [pə rän′ə məs] adj. [Gr parōnymos < para , beside (see PARA 1) + onyma,NAME] derived from the same root; cognate, as the words differ and defer …   English World dictionary

  • paronymous — /peuh ron euh meuhs/, adj. Gram. containing the same root or stem, as the words wise and wisdom. [1655 65; < Gk parónymos. See PARONYM, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • paronymous — adjective Being a paronym; having the same spelling as another word …   Wiktionary

  • paronymous — a. Conjugate, allied radically …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • paronymous — pa·ron·y·mous …   English syllables

  • paronymous — pa•ron•y•mous [[t]pəˈrɒn ə məs[/t]] adj. gram. containing the same root or stem, as the words wise and wisdom[/ex] • Etymology: 1655–65; < Gk parṓnymos. See paronym, ous …   From formal English to slang

  • paronymous — /pəˈrɒnəməs/ (say puh ronuhmuhs) adjective of words having the same root or stem, as wise and wisdom. {Greek parōnymos derivative} …   Australian English dictionary

  • paronymous — pəˈränəməs adjective Etymology: Greek parōnymos, from para para (I) + ōnymos, adjective comb. form (as in homōnymos having the same name) more at homonymous 1. : conjugate 4 2. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Paronymy — Pa*ron y*my, n. The quality of being paronymous; also, the use of paronymous words. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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