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Sow is a polysemic word in our terminology. Too much polysemic…

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Why is it that the same word 'sow' has so different meanings? I`m not capable of seeing the connection between the two meanings. Is there an etymologist out there who´d like to collaborate?


  • Sow: the adult female of the pigs.
  • Sow: to seed on land for plant growth; to seed. (Simple Past:  sowed, Past Participle:  sown, sowed).

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