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 and Etymology of paronymous

Greek parōnymos, from para- + -ōnymos (as in homōnymos homonymous)


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