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Word of the Week – July 16, 2022




Ancient Greek

Equal law, or a well-adjusted constitution of government.

This word comes from the ancient Greek “eu-,” meaning “well, good” and “-nomy,” rooted in the Greek “​​nómos,” meaning “law or custom.” The word “eunomy” can easily be mistaken for “euonym” because they are anagrams for each other. While the former means “equal law,” the latter is “a name well suited to the person, place, or thing named.” Both have the Greek suffix “eu-” that means “good.” The “-onym” in “euonym” is the Greek root for “name.”

Example: After the last few months, I’m no longer certain our government is a true eunomy.

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