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Distinguishing homonymous roots

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#1 Susan



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 10:28 PM

Is there a way to search for a specific root when there are several which are homonymous? With lexemes each is labeled with a number, but in the root entry box the homonyms don't seem to be distinguished. For context, I'm wanted to find the instances of root ענה related to the verb "to be occupied", which are obviously only a small minority. I can search for the verb as ענה־3, but that doesn't find the noun ענין ("occupation"), for instance. Thanks.

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM

The whole purpose of the root search is to spread the net as widely as possible. Hence the answer is "no" but of course you can search for multiple lemmas that you recognize are related. You can also eliminate specific lemmas from your search as in:

+XXX@-(XXX_2, XXaX)


This is easier to visualize in the Construct tab.

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