The words limbs, limns sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Why do limbs, limns sound the same even though they are completely different words?
The answer is simple: limbs, limns are homophones of the English language.
Plural form of limb.
Third-person singular simple present indicative form of limn.
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Homophones (literally "same sound") are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled.