- pseudonym:  Pseudonym comes via French pseudonyme from Greek pseudónumon, a compound formed from pseudés ‘false’ and ónoma ‘name’. Pseudés, a derivative of the verb pseúdein ‘lie’, has given English the prolific prefix pseudo-, which in the mid 20th century yielded the noun and adjective pseud.
- pseudonym (n.)
- 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).
- 1. She writes under a pseudonym .
- 2. Eric Blair wrote under the pseudonym of George Orwell.
- 3. Both plays were published under the pseudonym of Philip Dayre.
- 4. George Eliot was the pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans.
- 乔治.艾略特是玛丽.安. 埃文斯的笔名.
- 5. Ulcer is his seventh book, all written under pseudonym Fang Zhouzi.
- 《溃疡》是他的第七本书, 这些书都以“方舟子”的笔名发表.
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