homonymous

homonymous

[huh-mon-uh-muhs, hoh-]
adjective
of the nature of homonyms; having the same name.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin homōnymus < Greek homṓnymos of the same name, equivalent to hom(o)- homo- + -ōnymos named, adj. derivative of ónyma name, -onym (for vowel lengthening see anonymous); see -ous

homonymously, adverb
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homonym (ˈhɒmənɪm)
 
n
1.  homograph Compare homophone one of a group of words pronounced or spelt in the same way but having different meanings
2.  a person with the same name as another
3.  biology a name for a species or genus that should be unique but has been used for two or more different organisms
 
[C17: from Latin homōnymum, from Greek homōnumon, from homōnumos of the same name; see homo-, -onym]
 
homo'nymic
 
adj
 
ho'monymous
 
adj
 
homo'nymity
 
n
 
ho'monymy
 
n

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homonymous ho·mon·y·mous (hō-mŏn'ə-məs, hə-)
adj.

  1. Having the same name.

  2. Relating to the same sides of a field of vision.

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