Nomy definition

nəmē
The systematized knowledge of or the system of laws governing.

Astronomy, taxonomy.

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A system of laws governing or a body of knowledge about a specified field.

Aeronomy.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of nomy - onomy

Origin of nomy

  • Gr -nomia < nomos, law < nemein to distribute, govern < IE base *nem-, to assign, take, arrange > L numerus, number, OE niman, Ger nehmen, to take

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek -nomiā from nomos law nem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition