Monday, April 14, 2008

CAN YOU NAME THESE?



The Greek onoma and onyma mean name. They belong on the tree of knowledge for a name is something by which a person or thing is known.

In the column on the left are eight English words containing a Greek root meaning name. On the right are the meanings of the prefixes or other roots in these words. Using all eight words, complete the sentences below the lists.

Anonymous---Not
Antonym---Against
Homonym---Same
Onomatopoeia---Making
Paronomasia---Beside
Patronymic---Father
Pseudonym---False
Synonym---Together

1. Words like bare and bear that sound the same but are spelled differently are called …… nyms.
2. Words like black and white that are opposites are called …. Nyms.
3. The unnamed author to whom most anecdotes are attributed is ……….
4. Names like McDonald and Johnson are called ……onymics because they indicate that the sons are named after the father.
5. Different words like sharp and keen that have similar meanings are called…. Onyms.
6. Another name for punning is ….. onomasia.
7. Words like buzz and hiss made by imitating sounds are examples of ……
8. William Sydney Porter is better known by his …….. onym of O. Henry.
Deep Are the Roots

3 comments:

MMMs said...

Brod,

It's a very exciting webpage. All your entries are very informative. This post is one to reckon. I remember memorizing figures of speech, part of speech, etc.

Jessebeleee said...

Oh no, not again! Ayoko nang bumalik sa high school, 'no!

Monching said...

If you are Dyesebel, ako naman si Miranda, ang lagalag na sirena, hmmmppp!!!

I agree with you. I am done with books and assignments, etc.

Goodbyeeeee!!!