There are some confusing words in russian, because they can be stressed differently and mean different things. I know some, like: "замки", "стрелки", "белки", "кружки". Is there a website [or any other resource] where such words are collected?

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    ПисАть - to write, пИсать - to piss. But I don't know is there the full list and where to find it.
    – Dmitriy
    Commented Jun 4, 2016 at 10:16
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    A question about homographs (not about a website though): russian.stackexchange.com/q/4232/551
    – Artemix
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 7:18
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    In my opinion, the fact that the answer is so much more complex than the topic starter may have thought is not good enough a reason for putting the question on hold.
    – Avi Gordon
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 9:08

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Such words are called омографы. They have the same written form but are pronounced differently. There's also a larger group called омонимы which have the same written form and pronunciation (коса, for example). And there exists a special kind of dictionaries – "Словарь омонимов русского языка". I saw such a dictionary by Ахманова, it has a special part called Омографы, where you will find such words, translations into several languages,stresses, meanings etc.There's also a good introduction explaining the usage and forms.

  • Is there an online source or website, which has a list of homographs?
    – L_Pav
    Commented Jun 4, 2016 at 12:51
  • Yes, I saw this very dictionary online. And there can be others. I will look for them.
    – V.V.
    Commented Jun 4, 2016 at 12:57
  • Please post the URL, when you feel ready. Thank you!
    – L_Pav
    Commented Jun 4, 2016 at 13:04
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    – V.V.
    Commented Jun 4, 2016 at 15:41
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    – V.V.
    Commented Jun 4, 2016 at 15:43

This paper may be of particular interest:


According to it, there are thousands of Russian homographs.

And this book apparently addresses the phenomenon in detail. I do not know if it is available in an electronic form but hopefully may be purchased on line.


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