paronyms

paronym

[par-uh-nim]
noun Grammar.
a paronymous word.

Origin:
1840–50; < Greek parṓnymon, neuter of parṓnymos formed by a slight change in name, derivative, equivalent to par- par- + -ōnymos, adj. derivative of ónyma name

paronymic, adjective
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paronym (ˈpærənɪm)
 
n
linguistics a cognate word
 
[C19: via Late Latin from Greek paronumon, from para-1 (beside) + onoma a name]
 
paro'nymic
 
adj
 
paronymous
 
adj
 
pa'ronymously
 
adv

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