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Polysemy is the capacity for a sign, word, phrase, or sentence to bear multiple meanings in a single context. It was observed in the Hebrew Bible, both in poetry and in prose, as early as the medieval time…

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Noegel, Scott B., “Polysemy”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 26 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000602>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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