-onym

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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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Both notions are extremely difficult to tell apart; a troponym is not the same as a taxonym. Whereas many verbs can be troponyms of a superordinate verb, only a subset of them are taxonyms of it.
market for this latest ethnic food fad known by its Latin taxonym, ustilago maydis, but more commonly by its Nahuatl name, huitlacoche.
They competed in getting bigger grants to mount large-scale expeditions to increasingly more remote outbacks--in order to bribe locals and hire minions (and eventually spies) to find ever bigger bones and inscribe more and more names in the permanent book of Latinate taxonyms.