"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 19 January 2009


My art exchange from Eliandme was a super piece of writing which (purposely) included some words that were new to me. Amongst these was cohyponym.

A cohyponym is a word or phrase that shares the same hypernym as another word or phrase.

A hypernym is a word whose meaning denotes a superordinate or superclass. So, for example, animal is a hypernym of dog.

Cat is therefore a cohyponym of dog.

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