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floor (vs. ceiling)

Type Borrowing
Language 1 Russian
Language 2 Yakut
Lexeme 1 most
Lexeme 2 муоста
Meaning 1 bridge Мост через реку
"a bridge over the river"
Meaning 2 floor муостаны кырааскалаа-
"to paint floors"
Related Languages
Comment ЯРС 245. It should be noted that the Yakut word has also the meaning of 'bridge', e.g., өрүhү туоруур муоста 'the bridge across the river'. However, the meaning of 'floor' must have been developed internally in Yakut. (But cf. мостовая? 'pavement').