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Homophone Hindrance (Posted on 2015-05-25) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Which two words that sound alike, but are spelt differently mean:
levers up/bounty?

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Some Thoughts Etymologically, the same root Comment 2 of 2 |
Prize, prise, and pries are each alternate spellings of each other, having the same pronunciation, with the meaning of the verb
levers (up)
[From dialect prise "lever" < Old French prise "grasp, taking hold"].

In addition to both the verb and noun for lever, the spelling prize is also a word [From Old French prise "taking hold (of booty)"] for highly valued, a reward, and bounty which in general pronunciation of modern English has the same pronunciation.

There are then at least two solutions to the problem:
(1) pries and prize
(2) prise
and prize
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2015-05-26 00:03:07
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