Etymology
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homonym (n.)

"word pronounced and perhaps spelled the same as another but different in meaning," 1807, from French homonyme and directly from Latin homonymum (Quintilian), from Greek homonymon, neuter of homonymos, from homos "same" (see homo- (1)) + onyma, dialectal form of onoma "name" (from PIE root *no-men- "name"). Related: Homonymic.

updated on January 12, 2018

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Definitions of homonym from WordNet

homonym (n.)
two words are homonyms if they are pronounced and spelled the same way but have different meanings;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.