Apronym

Aprony is a special form of the acronym. An acronym is used to denote short words, which are formed from the initial letters of several words (World Cup World Championship). If the initial letters themselves form a separate word from the vocabulary, this is referred to as Apronym (example: ELSTER-ELECTONIC STERRING).

The term is derived from the French as a propos, which can be translated into something related to what is presented or by the way. According to this, the translation of the word refers to the fundamental point: namely, a word which arises by the way [when an acronym is formed].

The symbol of the first Christians
was the Greek word for fish: ICHTYS.
The above example is certainly one of the most famous as well as most common apryms ever. A traditionally oral tradition indicates that the fish was the recognition symbol of the first Christians. The Greek word for it is ICHTYS, with the individual letters of the Aprony for Iesòus Christòs Theòu Yiòs Sotèr (Jesus Christ the Son of God the Savior).

Consequently, the word is an acronym of the example sentence and an apronym because it gives the word for fish. However, the sequence can also be referred to as a backronym, since it is not clear whether the meaning was later put into the word. If the sentence were arranged as a stanza, he would be an acrostic.

With 0.63 per cent of the votes the party reached PARTEI
A seat in the European Parliament in 2014.
In 2014 PARTEI, a German party with a more parodistic character, joined the European Parliament. According to own data the letters are for party for work, state of law, animal protection, elite promotion and grassroots democracy. As a result, the initial letters are the word “party”, which means an organized grouping of people who seek common political power, such as the CDU, the SPD, or the AfD (these abbreviations, in turn, are acronyms).

Aprony, acronym, backronym, acrostic
In this article, several terms that are similar to this have already been mentioned. In order to create clarity, we would like to present you an overview in order to be able to clearly differentiate Apronym, Acronym, Backronym and Akrostichon.

Acronym: Initial letters of a sentence result in an abbreviation, which is accepted into the language. Examples: EDP (electronic data processing) trucks (trucks).
Apronym: The initial letters of such an acronym result in a separate word. This means that this makes sense for the reader, even if he does not know the abbreviation. Example: Daisy (Dynamic Information and Information System).
Backronym: Also a form of the acronym. Here a word is only added afterwards the function as abbreviation, usually these are joking. Examples: Fiat (fire in all parts), Opel (no power, eternal loser), marriage (Errare humanum est ~ Errone is human).
Akrostichon: The initial letters of the lines of a verse make sense within a stanza or a poem. This can be either a word or a word sequence, but also a whole sentence.
The most important to Apronym in the overview
Apronyms are acronyms that give a word. Very frequently, the word which comes into being refers to the purpose or function of the term. Consequently, aprons are also open to the reader if he does not know at all what the abbreviation means.
In the literature, Apronyme often appear in comics, for example, the Disney universe is populated by it. (Example: Leading Touring and Tree Experts “(Micky Mouse Magazine), gives LAUB)
If a completely new concept is formed by such an apronomy, which finds its way into the active vocabulary of language, it is called neologism, that is, as a word-creation. If, on the other hand, it is a unique construction, it is an occasionalism.

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