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Polysemy
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Polysemy (from Gr πολύ polú- ‘many’ and σήμα sēma ‘sign’) is the presence of two or more interrelated meanings in a linguistic unit.

Polysemy (from Gr πολύ polú- ‘many’ and σήμα sēma ‘sign’) is the presence of two or more interrelated meanings in a linguistic unit.

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Polysemy is generall…

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Zalizniak, Anna and Shmelev, Alexei, “Polysemy”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_035885>
First published online: 2020



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