Shift #1370

elbow → <unit of length>

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Type Polysemy
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme bāhú
Meaning 1 the fore-arm , the arm between the elbow and the wrist
Direction
Meaning 2 measure of length
Reference MW
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Comment MW 730, Кочергина 465
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Type Polysemy
Language Mandarin Chinese
Lexeme zhŏu
Meaning 1 elbow
Direction
Meaning 2 length unit = 2 or 1.5 chi
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Comment БКРС 5284
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Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme ulna
Meaning 1 lower part of the arm, elbow
Direction
Meaning 2 cubit (=length unit)
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme πῆχυς
Meaning 1 forearm
Direction
Meaning 2 a length unit
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Old English
Lexeme 1 eln
Lexeme 2 ell
Meaning 1 elbow
Direction
Meaning 2 length unit
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Comment Bosworth, Toller 247
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Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme codo
Meaning 1 elbow
Direction
Meaning 2 length unit
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Related Languages аналогично рум. cot 'локоть', 'мера длины'. В современном румынском отличаются образованием форм множественного числа DRRS 1, 564
Comment Narumov 1995: 199
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme cubit
Meaning 1 elbow bone
Direction
Meaning 2 length unit
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Comment Also the Ital. cubito 'elbow bone' and 'elbow (length unitn)'. All words stem from the Lat. cubitus, that had both meanings.
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Type Polysemy
Language Middle Persian (Pahlavi)
Lexeme ārišn, arešn
Meaning 1 forearm
Direction
Meaning 2 length unit
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Comment ЭСИЯ 1, 213
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Karaim
Lexeme локот
Meaning 1 elbow (anat.)
Direction
Meaning 2 cubit (=length unit)
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Comment КРПС 400. The polysemic word has been borrowed from the Slavic languages.
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Type Polysemy
Language Gagauz
Lexeme dirsek
Meaning 1 elbow
Direction
Meaning 2 cubit (=length unit) бир дирсек без
"a cubit of canvas"
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Comment ГРМС 148.
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Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme Brazze
Meaning 1 forearm
Direction
Meaning 2 cubit (=length unit)
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Comment (Swiss German)
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Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme ʔəmmat
Meaning 1 elbow (part of the arm) ʔədawihā təsaffəḥ diba za-yəbaḳḳʷəʕ wa-ʔəmatā tāṣannəʕ la-fatil 'she stretches her hands over what is profitable and she makes her elbows strong in order to spin' (Prov. 29:37)
Direction
Meaning 2 measure nuḫu ʕəśrā ba-ʔəmat 'his height is twenty in cubits' (Zach. 5:2)
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Comment (LLA 728)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Lao
Lexeme sɔ̄k5
Meaning 1 elbow
Direction
Meaning 2 sok (length unit ≃ 50 cm )
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Comment Morev et al. 1982, 311
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Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme Elle
Meaning 1 elbow bone
Direction
Meaning 2 cubit (=historical length unit)
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme kənd
Meaning 1 arm, forearm ḳäññ kənd 'right forearm'
Direction
Meaning 2 cubit (approx. 48 cm) kənd käsənzər 'a cubit and a span'
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Comment (K 1445)
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Type Polysemy
Language Erzya
Lexeme кенере
Meaning 1 elbow
Direction
Meaning 2 cubit (=historical length unit) авась кодась комсь кенере коцт
"The woman wove twelve elboews of canvas"
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Comment ЭрзРС 253