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When I look at these words, it seems that they should have something in common. The concept behind both is also related. They both denote the concept of patterns of sound.

Are they related morphologically, etymologically, or in any way?

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closed as general reference by simchona, waiwai933 Aug 27 '11 at 1:35

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-1 and vote to close as general reference as the answer can be found by simply looking up the etymology of each word in a dictionary. –  Hugo Aug 26 '11 at 21:30

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Yes: both rhyme and rhythm come from Greek rhuthmos via Latin rithmus. Read the links there for more details.

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I just realized Etymonline mentions rhythmic explicitly as well. –  aedia λ Aug 26 '11 at 18:51

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