Paronym

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Paronym A paronymous word.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paronym A word which is a derivative from another.
    • n paronym A word of one language which translates a word of another with only a difference of termination or other slight change, as English canal for the Latin canalis: opposed to heteronym.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Paronym a paronymous word—opp. to Homonym
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. para, beside, onoma, name.