Shift #1087

to untie, unbind → to solve (a problem)

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Type Polysemy
Language Korean
Lexeme phulta
Meaning 1 unties, unfastens
Direction
Meaning 2 pacifies, solves (a problem...)
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Comment Haser 2000, 180
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Vietnamese
Lexeme giai
Meaning 1 untie
Direction
Meaning 2 explain, solve (a problem, puzzle)
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Comment Haser 2000, 180
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Kwamera
Lexeme -oseri
Meaning 1 unroll, unwind
Direction
Meaning 2 solve, explain
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Comment Haser 2000, 180
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Turkish
Lexeme çöz-
Meaning 1 untie, unravel, disentangle ayakkabının bağını çöz-
"to unlace boots"
Direction
Meaning 2 solve (an equation), solve (a problem, cipher), decipher anlaşmazlıkları çöz-
"to resolve the differences"
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Comment Haser 2000, 180. ТуРС 200.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Hungarian
Lexeme kibogoz
Meaning 1 untie, unravel, undo
Direction
Meaning 2 solve (figuratively), puzzle out
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Comment Haser 2000, 180
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Hausa
Lexeme warwarē
Meaning 1 unraveled, unwound (thread) from spool, unfolded (bundle of thread prepared for weaving)
Meaning 2 explained, solved (problem)
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Comment второе а - подчеркнуто
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Icelandic
Lexeme leysa
Meaning 1 untie getur þú leyst hnútinn?
"can you untie the knot?"
Direction
Meaning 2 to solve, to find a solution hún leysir vanda viðskiptavina sinna eftir bestu getu
"she solves her clients' problems in the best way she can"
Reference ISLEX
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Comment Берков
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme ḥalla
Meaning 1 to untie
Direction
Meaning 2 to solve (a problem, a riddle)
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Comment Lane 619. Note a third meaning - 'to melt, to dissolve'.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme λύω
Meaning 1 untie
Direction
Meaning 2 to solve (paradox)
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Comment The Old Greek word has been calqued into Lat. Absolvere, Slav. рЕшати.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme solvo
Meaning 1 to untie
Direction
Meaning 2 to solve
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Comment (Glare 11)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme fätḥe
Meaning 1 to untie, undo näza baḳ̌li män fätiḥuwwa 'who untied this mule?'
Direction
Meaning 2 to translate, to decipher, solve (a riddle), to figure s.th. out, to resolve (a problem) kod fätḥe 'to decode, decipher'
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Related Languages Amharic fätta 'to undo, untie (a knot or fastening)'; 'to solve (a puzzle), to interpret (a dream, a difficult passage), to decipher (a secret message)' (K 2302)
Comment K 2689
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme fundua
Meaning 1 undo a knot, untie
Direction
Meaning 2 explain a difficulty
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Comment Haser 2000, 180
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme toku
Meaning 1 untie
Direction
Meaning 2 solve (a puzzle, equation, difficult question)
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Comment Haser 2000, 180
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Zulu
Lexeme qaqa
Meaning 1 rip up, rip open, undo a seam
Direction
Meaning 2 explaiine a difficulty
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Comment Haser 2000, 180
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Norwegian
Lexeme løse
Meaning 1 to untie, unbind løse en knute
"to loose a knot"
Direction
Meaning 2 to solve (a problem) løse et praktisk problem
"to solve a practical problem"
Reference BO
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swedish
Lexeme lösa
Meaning 1 to untie, unbind lösa knuten
"to loose a knot"
Direction
Meaning 2 to solve (a problem) lösa gåtor
"to solve riddles"
Reference SAO
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Danish
Lexeme løse
Meaning 1 to untie, unbind
Direction
Meaning 2 to solve (a problem) løse opgaven
"to solve the problem"
Reference DDO
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