宴席 and 筵席:
I know what both words mean, and I think it's quite funny they have similar pronunciations with quite similar meanings (give or take on both).
Do the two words have similar origins?
Any historical connections?
宴 Middle Chinese: ‘enH
筵 Middle Chinese: yen
It would be easy to assume they don't have much connection based on their Middle Chinese pronunciations. Quite peculiar anyhow.