Ravel

Writing poetry today & attempting to unravel the word ravel. I’ve discovered that ravel & unravel mean the same thing ~ what happened to the prefix -un-? 🧶

Some paradoxes are paradoxes in and of themselves!
Much like biology ~ where division & multiplication exist at the same time. 🦠

Kinda tied up about it. 😈

:: ravel ::
rav·el /ˈravəl/
to tangle or entangle.
to involve; confuse; perplex.
verb (used without object), rav·eled, rav·el·ing, rav·elled, rav·el·ling.
to become disjoined thread by thread or fiber by fiber; fray.
to become tangled.
noun
a tangle or complication.

unravel
un·​rav·​el | \ ˌən-ˈra-vəl
unraveled; unraveling; unravels
Definition of unravel
transitive verb
1
a
: to disengage or separate the threads of : DISENTANGLE
b
: to cause to come apart by or as if by separating the threads of
2
: to resolve the intricacy, complexity, or obscurity of : clear up
unravel a mystery
intransitive verb
: to become unraveled