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Possibly the same honor, under my pseudonym, may have been intended for me.

Compare "pseudonym," where the prefix is contracted, and "nonentity."

This was published in 1638, under the pseudonym of Domingo Gonsales.

He prefers, as his pseudonym implies, to remain an unknown quantity.

It is he who figures in our story under the pseudonym of de Laville.

I could, if necessary, invent some disreputable things and attach them to his pseudonym.

No poet of that name is known, and probably this is a pseudonym.

Reviews by him, under the pseudonym Emes, in Hausfreund, Vol.

It is sad to be compelled to say that this pseudonym cannot be accepted as genuine.

He is also said to have entered Oxford University under the pseudonym of Talbot.

WORD ORIGIN

1828, in part a back-formation from pseudonymous, in part from German pseudonym and French pseudonyme (adj.), from Greek pseudonymos "having a false name, under a false name," from pseudes "false" (see pseudo-) + onyma, Aeolic dialectal variant of onoma "name" (see name (n.)).

"Possibly a dictionary word" at first [Barnhart]. Fowler calls it "a queer out-of-the-way term for an everyday thing." Properly in reference to made-up names; the name of an actual author or person of reputation affixed to a work he or she did not write is an allonym. An author's actual name affixed to his or her own work is an autonym (1867).

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