Learn English – n etymological link between the words “asymptote” and “asymptomatic”

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The words

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?

Best Answer

Gk. piptein “to fall” is the common factor between asymptote (Gk. asymptotos “not falling together”) and asymptomatic (a + sympiptein “to befall”).

(Culled from Online Etymology Dictionary.)