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[par-uh-nim] /ˈpær ə nɪm/

noun, Grammar.
a paronymous word.
(linguistics) a cognate word

“cognate word,” 1846, from Greek paronymos, “formed by a slight change,” from para- (see para- (1)) + onyma (see name (n.)). Related: Paronymous (1660s).


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