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A paronymous word.

[Greek parōnumon, from neuter sing. of parōnumos, derivative; see paronymous.]

par′o·nym′ic adj.
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(Linguistics) linguistics a cognate word
[C19: via Late Latin from Greek paronumon, from para-1 (beside) + onoma a name]
ˌparoˈnymic, paronymous adj
paˈronymously adv
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(ˈpær ə nɪm)

a paronymous word.
[1840–50; < Greek parṓnymon, neuter of parṓnymos formed by a slight change in name, derivative =par- par- + -ōnymos, adj. derivative of ónyma name]
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Aword that shares the same derivation as another word.
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The vocabulary is illustrative here: the red pandanus juice extracted from the first squeezing of the cooked seeds by men is designated by a paronym of the word for blood (ta'ne' and tange\ respectively).
In this regard, I understand that the theme and the form are, without a doubt, part of the same poem, or, following a paronym, the same problem.
We realize then, the importance of rhyme in the poetry after antiquity: in that "small linguistic Babylon" resulted from Romanization, for example, when the words get to lose their basic meaning and to gain more other meanings--double rhyme comes to restore a meaning, the second word (either a paronym or an alliteration or the repeated word) reinforces the first, gives it power.
Raines 1946:99, who appropriately translates [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] as 'Gambliope', points out that the paronym is formed by 'clipping and addition'.
English dramatic(ally), on the other hand, is quite different from its Spanish paronym, especially as far as its semantic relation with the noun drama and its connotations are concerned.
Similar studies in the field of the acoustic representation of texts and documents (text to speech and document to speech) have pointed to the need for the distinctive rendering of peculiar linguistic patterns--such as paronym words--as well as part of the meta-information that is embedded in a structured document (Hakulinen, Turunen, & Raiha, 1999; Raman, 1992; Shriver, Black, & Rosenfeld, 2000; Xydas, Argyropoulos, Karakosta, & Kouroupetroglou, 2005).
(a) A paronym is selected for the presentation of the most common words and a few expressions describing semantic fields ("Length," "Age," "Weather"), with cross references from word entries appearing in the macrostructure.
Not surprisingly, the last rhyme is a paronym of Stalin (stali, zastali), prompting a few thoughts on magic spells and riddles that paronymically encode names of dieties or spirits to whom an enchanter makes an appeal" (Gregory Freidin, A Coat of Many Colors: Osip Mandeistam and His Mythologies of Self-Presentation [Berkeley, 1987], pp.
RYMAN ta2 = acronym, harmony, juryman, masonry, paronym, yardman