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-onym

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Word; name: acronym.

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

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