What are the technical terms, in your field, for 'dunno'?
In astronomy there's 'unmodelled second order effects'
In medicine there's 'idoeopathic'
In archeology/anthropology there's 'ritual purposes'
How do you professionally term 'we haven't got a clue'?


@vidyasagar semanticists occasionally use "incidental homophony" to describe a word with two distinct meanings/uses but no known etymological coincidence or convergence. It's the easy way of saying "this word appears to have always meant two things and we have no idea why ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

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