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This month's Greek word
  • allonym  (the name of a person, usually a historical person, assumed by a writer)

  • antonomasia  (the substitution of a title or epithet for a proper name, as in calling a sovereign "Your Majesty")

  • eponym  (a person whose name is or is thought to be the source of the name of something, such as a city, country, or era. For example, Romulus is the eponym of Rome.)

  • heteronymous  (being different names or terms but having correspondence or interrelationship, as mother and daughter)

  • onomastic  (of, relating to, or explaining a name or names)

  • onomatopoeia  (the formation or use of words such as buzz or murmur that imitate the sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to)

  • synonymous  (having the same or a similar meaning)

Definitions are taken from:

The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright Ā© 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Electronic version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. (30 Sep. 2006).

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