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a combining form of Greek origin, meaning “word,” “name”:
Origin of -onym
ultimately < Greek -ōnymos having the kind of name specified, combining form representing ónyma, dialectal variant of ónoma name Unabridged
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combining form
indicating a name or word: acronym, pseudonym
Word Origin
from Greek -onumon, from onuma, Doric variant of onoma name
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