paronymous definition

  • adjective:
    • Allied by derivation from the exact same root; obtaining the same stem; including, breathtaking and beauteous.
    • obtaining the same root or derivation; conjugate.
    • Having the same sound, but different orthography and different meaning.
    • getting the exact same derivation; allied drastically; conjugate; -- said of specific words, as guy, mankind, manhood, etc.
    • Having an equivalent noise, but different orthography and various definition; -- stated of particular words, as all and awl; hair and hare, etc.
  • others:
    • Having the exact same derivation; allied in origin; drastically allied; conjugate: as, smart, carefully, knowledge; guy, manhood, mankind.
    • getting the exact same or a like noise, but varying in orthography and signification: because, all, awl; ball, bawl; tresses, hare.
    • produced from a word in another language with slight modification of kind.

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