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[Etymonline for trepidation (n.) :]
... from PIE * trep- (1) "to shake, tremble" ... , related to * trem- (see tremble (v.)).

[Etymonline for trope (n.) :]
... from PIE * trep- (2) "to turn" ...

Do both nouns above come from the same PIE root? I notice the enumerations (1) and (2), but do these mean different PIE roots, or different definitions of the same root?

I heed the Etymological Fallacy, but what are some right ways of interpreting how this root bifurcated into two different nouns, so that it feels reasonable and intuitive?

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