Is there any relationship between *bearing* and *bear*?


Why adding -ing after bear becomes totally another word bearing whose meaning seems had nothing to do with a bear?

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Was there any relationship between the two words?


Posted 2020-06-19T05:49:08.100

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1There is another word "bear" that doesn't refer to the animal. Check a dictionary. – Jack O'Flaherty – 2020-06-19T05:58:32.907



Bear had no connection with the animal Bear. The bear becoming bearing means to support something like a weight while bearing is denoting a verbal action. An act of doing this. Bear is a homonym as it is spelled the same but has two different meanings.

Abdellah Ramadan

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