Difference between revisions of "Homonym"

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Revision as of 20:06, 16 June 2008

Two, or more, meanings maz be associated with the same form: in which case the words are homonyms.

Example

bank

(i) 'of a river'

(ii) 'for the deposit of money'

Subtypes

homography

homophony

Other languages

German Hononyme Chinese 同形异义词

Reference

Lyons, John. 1968. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.