Related to polyonymous: Ginormous, gruntle


having or known by several different names
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(ˌpɒl iˈɒn ə məs)

having or known by several or many names.
[1670–80; < Greek polyṓnymos=poly- poly- + -ōnymos -named]
pol`y•on′y•my, n.
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There are boundaries, however, that Trypho will absolutely not cross--most notably the ultimate identification of the polyonymous agent in theophanies with Jesus of Nazareth.
But where epiphany might be reductive or totalizing, Hemingway's images are too fragmented to cohere: compounds confuse syntax and the rhythms of fine writing; vehicles are more unfamiliar than their tenors; animals, which Adam colonized through naming, are polyonymous. An animal is thus more than its name, symbolic association, popular image, or even taxonomic status.
Adoptive and Polyonymous Nomenclature in the Roman Empire (Helsinski
Salomies, Adoptive and Polyonymous Nomenclature in the Roman Empire (Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 97, Helsinki, 1992).
Courtney includes the two words delivered in a recitation by Propertius' polyonymous descendant C.
Often it is not the jealous God of Calvinistic clericalism that translators had adopted, or thought they were adopting, for the vernacular scriptures, but the polyonymous deity of the tribe, resplendent with theophorous titles.