Language Quiz / -NYM pho-namia

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Definition:
Words or names that...
'-nym' wordExamples
…have two meanings, each the opposite of the other.fast, cleave, overlook
…sound the same as a phrase, but are different individually.I scream/Ice Cream, mint spy/mince pie
…are derived from a father or other male ancestor.J. Peterson
…are derived from a mother or other female ancestor.Björk Guðmundsdóttir
…are assumed as a different name, usually by an author.O'Henry, Mark Twain
…are used by foreigners for a place name and differ from the native term.Köln/Cologne, Torino/Turin
…changes meaning when capitalized.polish, august, concord
…have the same spelling but different pronunciations.read, sewer, refuse
…designate something by the name of something associated to it.The White House, The Crown
…are derived from another name, usually a person.cardigan, sandwich
Definition:
Words or names that...
'-nym' wordExamples
…have opposite or near-opposite meanings.dead/alive, boy/girl
…composed of two identical parts.yo-yo, pompom, bye-bye
…describe themselves.noun, word, abbrv., polysyllabic
…have the same spelling or pronunciation but different meanings.mean, right/write
…have the same or very similar meaning.big/large, error/mistake
…have the same root and similar pronunciations.beautiful/beauteous
…are a midway between two opposites.past/PRESENT/future, concave/FLAT/convex
...are required to distinguish older technology after advancementanalog computer, fountain pen
…are formed by initial letters of a series of words.NASA, Scuba, ComSat

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