troponymy etymology

English word troponymy comes from English -y, English troponym

Detailed word origin of troponymy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
troponym English (eng) (grammar) A verb that indicates more precisely the manner of doing something by replacing a verb of a more generalized meaning.
troponymy English (eng) (semantics) The semantic relation between troponyms.

Words with the same origin as troponymy

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny crazy creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony