hyponym

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hypo- (under) +‎ -onym (name; word); from Ancient Greek ὑπό (hupó, under) + ὄνυμα (ónuma), Doric dialectal form of ὄνομα (ónoma, name).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪpəʊ.nɪm/, /ˈhaɪpə.nɪm/
  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhaɪ.poʊ.nɪm/, /ˈhaɪpə.nɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm
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Noun[edit]

hyponym (plural hyponyms)

  1. (semantics) A more specific term; a subordinate grouping word or phrase.
    Dog is a hyponym of animal.
    • 1977, Ruth Kempson, Semantic Theory, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 86:
      Woman itself has as other hyponyms, sculptress and waitress, but is itself a hyponym of adult.

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hyponym

  1. hyponymous

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of hyponym
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular hyponym 2
Neuter singular hyponymt 2
Plural hyponyme 2
Definite attributive1 hyponyme
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Noun[edit]

hyponym n (singular definite hyponymet, plural indefinite hyponymer)

  1. hyponym
    Synonym: underbegreb

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hyponym c

  1. hyponym

Declension[edit]

Declension of hyponym 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hyponym hyponymen hyponymer hyponymerna
Genitive hyponyms hyponymens hyponymers hyponymernas