byname

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, equivalent to by- +‎ name. Cognate with Dutch bijnaam (nickname), German Beiname (nickname, epithet).

Noun[edit]

byname (plural bynames)

  1. (archaic, historical) A secondary name for a person or thing; a person's surname.
  2. (archaic, historical) A nickname.
  3. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A pseudonym; nom-de-plume.
  4. (paganism) A ritual title for a god or goddess used in Heathenry.

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Verb[edit]

byname (third-person singular simple present bynames, present participle bynaming, simple past and past participle bynamed)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To assign a byname to.

References[edit]

  • byname at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.

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