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paronym

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EtymologyEdit

Circa 1846: from Greek παρώνυμον (parónymon), from παρα (para, beside) + ονομα (onoma, -onym).

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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