Null, nil and naught are all synonyms of zero, and to my knowledge, zero is the only number that has this many cognitive synonyms, if not more. Why is this?

Does it have to do with English being significantly influenced by both Germanic and Latin, leading to many synonyms with different historic roots, this number being an example of that? Or are there other factors at play? Zero is more than just a number, it is a concept, the concept of nothing, which would probably warrant many entities putting a name on it; does it have anything to do with that?

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    You can't think of a single solitary one lone number that has that many synonyms? – Laurel Feb 10 at 19:13
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    @Laurel I can think or a couple. The pair I have in mind is a real dynamic duo. It took me a while but I hunted them down and strung them up like a brace of pheasants. Or I should say they really dragged me to the truth like a yoke of oxen; nay, speedier, a span of coursers! – Dan Bron Feb 10 at 19:19
  • I can't think of any. There are synonyms for "one", but not the noun "one", only the adjective. – A. Kvåle Feb 10 at 19:20
  • @DanBron If I guessed what you were hinting at correctly, then I have to disagree. Duo is not a synonym of two, as duo is two people doing whatever, and two is abstract concept of the number two. – A. Kvåle Feb 10 at 19:23
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    @Mitch A dictionary would clear it all up. – Dan Bron Feb 10 at 22:34

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