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-onym

suff.
Word; name: acronym.

[Greek -ōnumon, neuter of -ōnumos, having a specified kind of name, from onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

-onym

n combining form
indicating a name or word: acronym; pseudonym.
[from Greek -onumon, from onuma, Doric variant of onoma name]

-onym

a combining form meaning “word,” “name”: pseudonym.
[ultimately < Greek -ōnymos having the kind of name specified, comb. form representing ónyma, dial. variant of ónoma name]
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English root From the Basic Greek meaning word -anthrop- anthropos human -chron- chronos time -ign- ignos fire -path- pathos feeling; suffering -phon- phone sound -scop- skopos view; observe English prefix From the Basic Greek meaning word a-, an- ana not; without auto- autos self bio- bios life dia- dia through mono- monos one tele- tele far off; distant English suffix From the Basic Greek meaning word -graph,-graphy graphe draw; write; writing -ism is ma state of -logue logos speech -logy logos the study of -meter metron measure -onym onuma name