atomies

atomies 1590s, "atoms," also "diminutive beings," from atomy, from L. atomi, plural of atomus (see ATOM (Cf. atom)), but taken as a singular in English and re-pluralized in the native way. Perhaps also in some cases a plural of atomy (from misdivision of ANATOMY (Cf. anatomy)).

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