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1524Homonymy  
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  • Ηomonyms, broadly defined, are words which sound alike or are spelled alike, but have different meanings. The relationship between a set of homonyms is called homonymy. Example of homonyms are the pair bank (building, institution) and bank (of river). A distinction is sometimes made between true homonyms, which are unrelated in origin, such as skate (glide on ice) and skate (the fish), and polysemous homonyms, or polysemes, which have a shared origin, such as mouth (of a river) and mouth (of an animal).
SOURCE
  • Crystal 2008
  • Saeed 2017
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Karasimos Athanasios (AA)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1524
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