Claire N. Bright (eastertheatre) wrote in linguaphiles,
Claire N. Bright
eastertheatre
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One word, two opposing meanings

The Italian word "concorrere" can mean "to take part in a competition" or "to collaborate to reach the same goal." So the same word means both "to compete" and "to cooperate." How do things like this happen, and how common is it?
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