Shift #102

white — silver

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Realization
Type Derivation
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme 1 ʔabyaḍ-
Lexeme 2 bayḍāʔ-
Meaning 1 white
Direction
Meaning 2 silver
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Comment BK I 184; the lexeme bayḍāʔ- - is a nominalized feminine adjective, lit. 'white'; it is used mainly in poetic texts.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tibetan
Lexeme dkar-po
Meaning 1 white, bright
Direction
Meaning 2 silver
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Comment Рерих I, 95.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Old Turkic
Lexeme 1 aq
Lexeme 2 aqča
Meaning 1 white
Direction
Meaning 2 money, coin
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Comment 'whitish' > 'whitish (i.e. silver) money' > 'money in general'
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Hittite
Language 2 Latin
Lexeme 1 ḫarki
Lexeme 2 argenrum
Meaning 1 white; white of the egg or eye
Direction
Meaning 2 silver
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Comment The same root gave Anc. Greek. ἀργι- 'white-, shining', Hom. ἄργυρος 'silver', Toch. А. ārki 'white', Toch. B. ārkwi 'white', Arm. arcat 'silver', Sanskr. rajatá- 'silver', árjuna- 'white, clear', Avest. ǝrǝzata 'silver', Old Pers. ardata 'silver', Osc. aragetud 'silver', Old Irish. argat 'silver'. The Hittite word possibly too ahd the meaning of 'silver'. Иванов 1983, 8; Иванов, Гамкрелидзе 1984, 713
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme blanc
Meaning 1 white des lilas blancs
"white lilies"
Direction
Meaning 2 a name for a small silver coin
Reference CNRTL
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Comment Gr.Rob. 2, 19
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Evenki
Lexeme bagdama
Meaning 1 white
Direction
Meaning 2 silver bagdam mengur
"silver money"
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Comment Василевич 1958, 47