atomy1 [at′ə mē]
pl. atomies [faulty separation of anatomy as an atomy, by assoc. with ATOM]
Archaic a skeleton
atomy2 [at′ə mē]
pl. atomies [< L atomi, pl. of atomus, ATOM] Archaic
1. an atom; tiny thing
2. a tiny being; pygmy

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  • Atomy — At o*my, n. [For anatomy, taken as an atomy.] A skeleton. [Ludicrous] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atomy — At om*y ([a^]t [u^]m*[y^]), n. An atom; a mite; a pigmy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Atomy — An atomy is a diminutive fairy creature or sprite of surprising smallness that was mentioned in some historic literature. Literature Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare describes Atomies pulling Queen Mab s carriage.O, then, I see Queen Mab… …   Wikipedia

  • atomy — atomy1 /at euh mee/, n., pl. atomies. 1. an atom; mote. 2. a small creature; pygmy. [1585 95; sing. use of L atomi, pl. of atomus ATOM] atomy2 /at euh mee/, n., pl. atomies. a skeleton. [1590 1600; var. of ANATOMY (taken as an atomy)] * * * …   Universalium

  • atomy — [ atəmi] noun (plural atomies) archaic a skeleton or emaciated body. Origin C16: from anatomy, taken as an atomy …   English new terms dictionary

  • atomy — I. /ˈætəmi/ (say atuhmee) noun (plural atomies) Archaic 1. an atom; a mote. 2. a diminutive being. {Latin atomī atoms} II. /ˈætəmi/ (say atuhmee) noun (plural atomies) Obsolete a skeleton. {from anatomy …  

  • atomy — n. (pl. ies) archaic 1 a skeleton. 2 an emaciated body. Etymology: ANATOMY taken as an atomy …   Useful english dictionary

  • atomy — noun (plural mies) Etymology: irregular from Latin atomi, plural of atomus atom Date: 1591 a tiny particle ; atom, mite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • atomy — noun /ˈætəmi/ a skeleton That eyes, that are the frailst and softest things / Who shut their coward gates on atomies / Should be calld tyrants, butchers, murderers! …   Wiktionary

  • atomy — at·o·my || ætÉ™mɪ n. atom, particle (Archaic); tiny creature; pygmy, dwarf; skeleton (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

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