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paronymous

adjective par·on·y·mous \pə-ˈrä-nə-məs, pa-\

Definition of PARONYMOUS

1
:  conjugate 4
2
a :  formed from a word in another language
b :  having a form similar to that of a cognate foreign word

Origin of PARONYMOUS

Greek parōnymos, from para- + -ōnymos (as in homōnymos homonymous)
First Known Use: 1656

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