Topic: LINGUISTICS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: homonymum, from Greek, from homos ( HOMO-) + onyma 'name'

homonym

noun
     
hom‧o‧nym [countable] technical
SL a word that is spelt the same and sounds the same as another, but is different in meaning or origin. For example, the noun 'bear' and the verb 'bear' are homonyms [↪ homograph, homophone]

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