Shift #1212

to regret — to feel pity

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Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme žalet'
Meaning 1 to regret smth Сожалеть о прошедшей молодости. Сожалеть, что знакомство не состоялось.
"To regret the youth that passed. To regret the fact of failing to meet smn"
Meaning 2 to feel pity, to sympathize Ж. больного.
"to sympathize with a sick person"
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Comment Meaning А, is apparently the originl one, as in the Old Slav. Жалити only the meaning of 'grief, complain' has been registered (Старославянский словарь, с. 212); in the Serb. -Cr there is only meaning А.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Karaim
Lexeme айа-
Meaning 1 to regret smth
Meaning 2 to spare
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Comment Cf. also Karaim. йан- 1 burn 2 regret; to be upset; to suffer. эйтмэнэ йанам - I regret that I did not say it. КРПС 225.