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Category:English words with multiple etymologies

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Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
Oscar Wilde
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This category includes English homographs, i.e. English words which comprise senses with distinct derivations, even if these senses ultimately stem from the same roots. It should not include words whose meanings have shifted or been extended in the course of their use as English words, as this would include practically all English words.

For example, forte has two distinct etymologies, both from Latin, but one through French and one through Italian. On the other hand turn, though it has many senses, has only one etymology.

Pages are not to be categorised here if their English section contains one part of speech only and none of the words is in its "basic" form (singular for nouns, infinitive for verbs, positive for adjectives and adverbs). Consequently, include crus but not gums.

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