Number of realizations

4

word

letter (character)

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Farsi
Lexeme حرف ḥarf
Meaning 1 letter حرف قمري ḥarf-e qamri
"moon letter"
Direction
Meaning 2 word; speech, gossip, talk حرف حرف میاورد ḥarf ḥarf miyāvorad
"one thing led to another (one word is followed by another)"
Reference Rubinčik 1970 page 497
Related Languages
Comment ПРС 283.
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Russian
Language 2 Serbo-Croatian
Lexeme slovo
Meaning 1 word
Direction
Meaning 2 letter
Reference
Related Languages
Comment The Russian meaning ‘word’ is shared by Blr. слова, Ukr. слово, Pol. słowo, Cz. slovo, Slk. slovo, Bg. слово.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Balinese
Lexeme sarsa
Meaning 1 word
Direction
Meaning 2 letter (character)
Reference SEALang Balinese
Related Languages
Comment Also 'scripture, law'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Vietnamese
Lexeme chữ
Meaning 1 word
Direction
Meaning 2 letter, (written) character
Reference SEAlang Vietnamese
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Comment