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Number of realizations

2

tongue (body part)

captive

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Old Turkic
Lexeme til
Meaning 1 tongue tilin jalap
"licking with one's tongue"
Meaning 2 prisoner qatïγlanγu ašnu til alγu keräk / bu tildin jaγï qïlqï bilgü keräk
"It is necessary to take a prisoner first and then to try and get to know from the prisoner about the enemy's actions"
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Comment ДТС 559
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme jazyk
Meaning 1 tongue
Meaning 2 prisoner взять языка
"to take a captive who is supposed to speak"
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Comment The Russian expression is possibly a calque from the Turkic languages.