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 History of this Word

"nomy" is from "nomos" (law or custom) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"-nomy" is a type of suffix


A word ending that indicates laws or knowledge. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-nomy illustration They discuss how to meet up with other astronomy enthusiasts.
-nomy illustration Do you really have individual freedom if you have no economic freedom?