adjectiveEtymology: Greek par?nymos, from para- + -?nymos (as in hom?nymos homonymous) Date: 1656 1.conjugate 4 2.a. formed from a word in another language b. having a form similar to that of a cognate foreign word
Paronymous 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.