have a large number of letters in common. So:
Question: Is there an etymological link between the words "asymptote" and "asymptomatic"?
And, of course, if so, what is it?
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origin C17: from mod. L. asymptota (linea) ‘(line) not meeting’, from Gk asumptōtos ‘not falling together’.
origin ME synthoma, from med. L., based on Gk sumptōma ‘chance, symptom’, from sumpiptein ‘happen’; later influenced by Fr. symptome.
So, they're not really related, other than both being derived from Latin via Greek, and sharing the Greek prefix "sum" ("with").