|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
Register Log In Wordsmith.org Forums Q&A about words Forums Calendar Active Threads Search Forum Help
08/23/00 04:08 AM 08/23/00 04:08 AM
Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 3,409 Max Quordlepleen OP
Re: Is cleave the only antonymic heteronym? #5533
08/23/00 04:56 AM 08/23/00 04:56 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
this too shall pass tsuwm
this too shall pass
well, to start with, cleave and cleave are not heteronyms since they are pronounced identically, and heteronyms, by definition, have different meanings AND pronunciations.
furthermoreover, and in the second place, someone has coined contranym to mean a word which has two opposite meanings, and cleave is often (mistakenly?) included on lists of such words. and someone else has coined antagonym to mean the same thing.
see also the previous thread under Q&A "words which are their own antonyms" (or words to that effect).
Moderated by Jackie
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,887Posts225,269Members9,069 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members Mcclea10, Dilaon, BloodyAaAssassin, MOAM, Mrcheetah
9069 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 registered members (), 49 guests, and 1 spider. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) Vidince 1
Top Posters(All Time) wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,538LukeJavan8 9,257wofahulicodoc 8,182Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org