Homonyms in Arabic اسم مشترك

A homonym is a word that has the same spelling but different meanings. An example of this is bark, which can either mean the sound a dog makes or a part of a tree.

We call a homonym in Arabic, اسم مشترك, literally meaning a shared noun. An example of this is the word عَيْن, which has three meanings:

1.) eye
2.) spring/source
3.) same (reflexive which can also mean “himself, herself, itself”)

Can you think of any other homonyms in Arabic?

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