paronymous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

paronym +‎ -ous

AdjectiveEdit

paronymous (not comparable)

  1. (semantics) Having the same root or derivation; conjugate.
  2. (semantics) Having a similar sound, but different orthography and different meaning.
    "Hare" and "hair" are paronymous.
Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 18:59