-onym

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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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It is rewarding to compare biblical theonym and author's allonym at this point: the allonym "Dionysius Areopagita" expresses how the author wants to be read and received but not who he really is.
Grenet argues on the basis of the Bactrian onomastic material that Yams appears in compound names of the type where a theonym is regularly found.
That Kition was founded from Phoenicia itself before the eighth century is indicated by an inscription from Nora in Sardinia (17), in which the theonym PMY is linked with the fourth-century king Pumayyaton and probably with the Greek form Pygmalion.
63-401, followed by indexes of personal names: Old Iranian (attested and reconstructed), Middle Iranian, and New Iranian; in the Nebenuberlieferung: Greek, Elamite, Assyrian-Babylonian, Aramaic, Latin, Egyptian and Demotic, Lycian, others, and Armenian; non-Iranian: Greek names and names in Greek form, Old Indo-Aryan (Vedic), Semitic, others; theonyms, geographical names, and ethnonyms.
5x12") and includes a lengthy bibliography and indexes for Linear B, Greek, Mycenaean, ideographic signs, and theonyms.
Although the forms with intervocalic /w/ might well the underlying representations of these names, it seems more simple to think that we are dealing with the usual phonological patterns of many very early Mesopotamian theonyms and toponyms; on this, see G.