Tex Texin wrote:
> Marco, I am not sure why you quoted Bartleby, it says only
> that they are OFTEN spelled the same, not that they must be.
> "One of two or more words that have the same sound and often
> the same spelling but differ in meaning."

You are right. On a second read, "homophones" have the same sound and
"homographs" have the same spelling. "Homonyms" can be either homophones,
homographs, or both.

(In Italian, "omonimo" almost exclusively refers to people or place names,
so I assumed that "homonym" was the English for "omografo", and that
"homograph" did not exist in English, and didn't even bother to check

_ Marco