Onomatopoeian meaning

1860, Frederic William Farrar, “The Development of Roots”, in An essay on the origin of language: based on modern researches, and especially on the works of M. Renan, London: John Murray, page 109.

We have already alluded to the root "ach," as having been in all probability an onomatopœian which gives rise, to a large number of cognate words in the Indo-European languages.

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(obsolete) Of or pertaining to onomatopoeia.
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