Synonyms are wirds wi the same or seemilar meanins. Wirds that are synonyms are said tae be synonymous, an the state o bein a synonym is cried synonymy. The wird comes frae Auncient Greek syn (σύν) ("wi") an onoma (ὄνομα) ("name"). An example o synonyms are the wirds begin and commence. Likwise, if we talk aboot a lang time or an extendit time, long an extendit acome synonyms.