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PostSubject: Homonym.....   Mon 17 May - 22:51

Homonym is a group of words that share the same
spelling or pronunciation (or both) but have different meanings.

The word “homonym” comes from Greek prefix homo- (”same”)
and suffix -onym
(”name”). Thus, it refers to two or more distinct words sharing the “same name”.

Examples of homonyms in English are:



  • stalk - part of a plant
  • stalk - to
    follow someone around
  • the trio of words to, too
    and two
  • bow – To bend forward at the waist in respect
    (e.g. “bow down”)
  • bow – the front of the ship (e.g. “bow and
    stern”)
  • bow – the weapon which fires arrows (e.g. “bow and
    arrow”)
  • bow – a kind of tied ribbon (e.g. bow on a present, a
    bowtie)
  • bow – to bend outward at the sides (e.g. a “bow-legged”
    cowboy)
  • bough – a branch on a tree. (e.g. “when the bough
    breaks…”)

  • Similarly, a river bank, a savings bank, a bank
    of switches, and a bank shot in pool share only a common
    spelling and pronunciation, but not meaning.


Examples in French:

  • vers, ver, verre, vert (pertry, worm, glass, green)
  • mer,
    mère et maire (see, mother, mayor)
  • sang, cent, sans, sent
    (blood, one hundred, without, smells)

Examples in Russian:

  • ключ (key) and ключ (spring)
  • коса (braid), коса
    (cock-eye), коса (scythe)
  • пол (sex), пол (floor)
  • течь
    (leak), течь (to flow)

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