[Taxacom] Origin of prefix "taut" as in tautonym

Stefano Taiti stefano.taiti at ise.cnr.it
Thu Jan 28 23:14:44 CST 2016

Dear Mary,

it comes from the Greek "tautós" = the same.



At 05.58 29/01/2016, Mary Barkworth wrote:
>I have looked online and can find explanations 
>of what a tautonym is but not the origin of the 
>taut part.  Could someone explain please? And if 
>anyone wishes to enhance the Wikipedia entry for 
>tautonym by adding the information, more power 
>to them. Mary 
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