Definition of Autonym

1. Noun. (taxonomy) An infraspecific name in which the species epithet is repeated. ¹



2. Noun. (linguistics anthropology) A name used by a group or category of people to refer to themselves or their language, as opposed to a name given to them by other groups. For example, ''Deutsche'' is the autonym of a people known in English as ''Germans''. ¹

3. Noun. The true name of a person or other entity, especially an author. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autonym

1. a name by which a people refers to itself [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autonym

autonomies
autonomism
autonomist
autonomists
autonomotropic
autonomous
autonomous communities
autonomous community
autonomous psychotherapy
autonomously
autonomously replicating sequence
autonomousness
autonomy
autonumbered
autonumbering
autonym (current term)
autonymous
autonymously
autonyms
autonymy
autooxidation
autooxidations
autopalatine
autopalatines
autoparenchymatous metaplasia
autopartitioning
autopathic
autopathographies
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Literary usage of Autonym

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1. Good Reading about Many Books Mostly by Their Authors (1895)
"THE autonym Library aims at including the work of authors who for various reasons are unable to hide their light in pseudonymous shade. ..."

2. Literary News by L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt (1894)
"THE autonym LIBRARY. Issued in co-operation wilh Mr. Unwin, of London. ... The l autonym ' Library opens well with Mr. Crawford's weird story of the ' Upper ..."

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