Double Definitions



Some words came to the English language from completely different etymological origins, and therefore have surprisingly different meanings.  For example, the word bear has one meaning which is to transport (deriving from the Middle English beren; to bring).  Yet it also has the completely different meaning of a wild animal (deriving from the Old English bera; brown animal).  We can therefore clue this word by simply putting the two unrelated meanings side by side:   Transport a wild animal (4)
 

Sample clue:

Spin a roll of film (4)
In this case, both definitions mean REEL. Spin derives from the Middle English relen; the sensation of whirling.  A roll of film derives from the Old English hreol; weave.
 

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