Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.


 (hō-mŏn′ə-məs, hə-)
1. Having the same name.
2. Of the nature of a homonym; homonymic.

[From Latin homōnymus, from Greek homōnumos : homo-, homo- + onuma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]

ho·mon′y·mous·ly adv.


(Linguistics) in a homonymous manner
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
59) Without the soul, flesh and eye are called so only homonymously.
Further, a nearby strip of photographs (dating from 1977), homonymously titled and seamlessly mounted on a horizontal, ground--featuring a sun, a crystal ring worn on an anonymous hand, and a spectral curtain--suggests that the viewer, standing between light and curtain, is a prism through which the illumination of any work must filter to make sense.
And when a thing cannot do so it is only homonymously what it is, for instance a dead eye or one made of stone.