Last modified on 9 April 2015, at 07:03

paronym

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EtymologyEdit

Coined around 1846 from Ancient Greek παρώνυμος (parṓnumos, derivative).

NounEdit

paronym (plural paronyms)

  1. (semantics) A word derived from the same root as another word.
  2. (rare) A word that sounds like another word.

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