One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A phoneme or group of phonemes having recognizable semantic associations, as a result of appearing in a number of words of similar meaning.
1930s; earliest use found in John R. Firth (1890–1960), linguistic scholar. From phone + aesth- + -eme, after phonaesthetic and phoneme.
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