Pa*ron"y*mous (?), a. [Gr. ; beside, near + a name.]

1.

Having the same derivation; allied radically; conjugate; -- said of certain words, as man, mankind, manhood, etc.

2.

Having a similar sound, but different orthography and different meaning; -- said of certain words, as al and awl; hair and hare, etc.

 

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