#EngTrivia: Nym words

In today’s session, we are going to discuss about -nym words, of course excluding nymph. Here is the list of words ending with -nym.

  1. Eponym: the name of an object or activity that is also the name of the person who first found the object or did the activity.
    E.g Parkinson’s disease is an example of eponym.

  2. Homonym: a word that sounds the same or is spelled the same as another word.
    E.g. Sentence (kalimat) and sentence (hukuman) are homonyms.

  3. Hyponym: aword whose meaning is included in the meaning of another more general word.
    E.g. Rose is a hyponym of flower.

  4. Hypernym: a word with a broad meaning constituting a category into which words with more specific meanings fall; a superordinate.
    E.g. Animal is a hypernym of dog.

  5. Pseudonym: a name someone uses instead of their real name, especially on a written work.
    E.g. Lewis Carrol was a pseudonym. His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.

  6. Heteronym: each of two or more words which are spelled identically but have different sounds and meanings, e.g. tear (menyobek) and tear (air mata).

  7. Toponym: a word that is the name of a place.
    E.g. Bohemian — term referring to a person who is interested in art, music, and/or literature, and lives in a very informal way, ignoring the usually accepted ways of behaving; from Bohemia.

Source: Cambridge Dictionary

Compiled and written by @kusumawicitraa for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, February 3, 2017

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