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Dictionary Definition

anonymous adj
1 having no known name or identity or known source; "anonymous authors"; "anonymous donors"; "an anonymous gift" [syn: anon.] [ant: onymous]
2 not known or lacking marked individuality; "brown anonymous houses"; "anonymous bureaucrats in the Civil Service"

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English

Etymology

From ανώνυμος anonymos "without name", ἀν- an- + όνυμα onyma, Æolic dialectal form of όνομα onoma "name".

Pronunciation

/əˈnɒnəməs/

Adjective

anonymous
  1. Wanting a name; not named and determined, as an animal not assigned to any species.
  2. Without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: as, an anonymous pamphlet; an anonymous benefactor; an anonymous subscription.
  3. Of unknown name; whose name is withheld: as, an anonymous author.

Translations

wanting a name
  • Croatian: anoniman
  • Czech: bezejmenný
  • German: namenlos
  • Greek: ανώνυμος
  • Romanian: anonim
  • trreq Swedish
Without any name acknowledged
  • Croatian: anoniman
  • German: anonym
  • Greek: ανώνυμος
  • Romanian: anonim
  • Slovenian: anonimen , anonimna , anonimno
  • Swedish: anonym
Of unknown name; whose name is withheld
  • Croatian: anoniman
  • German: anonym
  • Greek: ανώνυμος
  • Romanian: anonim
  • Slovenian: anonimen , anonimna , anonimno
  • Swedish: anonym

See also

References

Extensive Definition

Anonymous may refer to:
Anonymus, the Latin spelling, may refer to:
  • Anonymus, traditionally used to refer to a writer whose name is not known.
  • Anonymus (band), a Quebec speed metal band.
anonymous in Esperanto: Anonymus
anonymous in French: anonymat
anonymous in Hungarian: Anonymus (egyértelműsítő lap)
anonymous in Finnish: Anonyymi

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