Shift #109

time — opportunity

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme simanu
Meaning 1 time siman ana ereb šamši 'the time interval before sunset'
Direction
Meaning 2 season, proper time innana eqlam ina simanušu ul errišma ‘now, at the proper season for it, I cannot plant the field’
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Comment CAD S 268.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tibetan
Lexeme skabs
Meaning 1 period, time 1) skabs-skabs-su
"1) sometimes 2) in the times when"
Meaning 2 occasion skabs-su-bab-par
"when occasion serves"
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Comment Рерих I, 150.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme καιρός
Meaning 1 time (in general), high time ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ
"in all times, always"
Direction
Meaning 2 opportunity καιρῷ χρῆσθαι
"to take the opportunity"
Reference LSJ
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Comment LSJ 859
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme jiki (時機)
Meaning 1 time, term, season
Direction
Meaning 2 the right moment, occasion
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Comment ЯРИРЯС 180.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme gize
Meaning 1 time, period mən gize näw yämmənbälaw ''What time do we eat?' (Leslau 1973:1345);
Direction
Meaning 2 occasion, moment yalä gize 'prematurely, untimely, unopportunely';
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Comment K 2025.