paronym

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Etymology[edit]

Coined around 1846 from Ancient Greek παρώνυμος (parṓnumos, derivative).

Noun[edit]

paronym (plural paronyms)

  1. (semantics) A word derived from the same root or stem as another word.
    Synonym: isonym
  2. (rare) A near-homophone, a word that sounds like another word.

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