partial false friend

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EtymologyEdit

From partial and false friend

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  • IPA(key): ˈpɑː(ɹ).ʃəl fɔls fɹɛnd

NounEdit

partial false friend (plural partial false friends)

  1. (linguistics, uncommon) A word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language, and at least one meaning in common, but not all.

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Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 19:06