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Re: Polysemy

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 14:22
--- Sai Emrys <sai@...> wrote:

> A couplethree* questions for you all: > > 1. What are the most polysemous** words in English?
I've heard that "set" is the most polysemous word in English with something like 64 definitions listed in the most complete dictionaries. Of course some of those would have to be fairly closely related defs, but still you have A set of china Game, set, match Set this on the table. The gelatine set in 10 mins. She set her hair. We were set to go. Turn the set on. Then through confusion between _sit_ and _set_ you get things like Come over and set awhile. or He set himself down on the couch. Adam who isn't taking time to think of more examples Ed ñavisud in junu suñu pera nun regrediri ad ul Erodu, regrediruns ad il sustrus provinchi peu'l via aurra. Machu 2:12