26 October 2004

polyonymous - Word for the Day

polyonymous · (pahl-i-ah-&-m&s) · adjective

Having or being known by many names.
Etym.: Greek polyonymos, from poly- (many) + -onyma (name).

"She (Hecate) protects roads and she is polyonymous…"
Michael P. Clark; Revenge of the Aesthetic: The Place of Literature in
Theory Today
; University of California Press; 2000.

"The Antonine dynasty polyonymous senator whose names included 'Velleius Blaesus'."
Anthony Birley; Marcus Aurelius; Routledge; 2000.

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