Shift #141

to drag → to charm, to delight

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Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme vuta
Meaning 1 to pull, to draw, to drag
Direction
Meaning 2 to attract
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Comment Polikanov
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Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme vleč'
Meaning 1 to draw (obs.)
Meaning 2 to be attracted a. Юношу влечет наука. 'The young man is attracted by science.' (Ozhegov, 86). b. Меня к нему влечет. 'He attracts me.'
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Comment Russian borrowing from Church Slavonic. Proper development: волочь 'тащить' (pull, draw). The Rus. влечь is used mainly in meaning B. Cf. also prefixal verbs like увлечь (absorb), привлечь (attract) and adjectives увлекательный (exciting), привлекательный (charming).
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Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 taščit'
Lexeme 2 taščit'sja
Meaning 1 to draggle, to draw
Meaning 2 to enjoy Я тащусь от этого (с этого) фильма.
"I love this film."
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Comment Cf. active/passive pair переть ~ переться.
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Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 peret'
Lexeme 2 peret' (bezl.)
Meaning 1 to carry p smth heavy Куда ты прешь чемодан?
"Where are you carrying the suitcase?"
Meaning 2 to enjoy меня прёт
"I am loving it!"
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Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 uvlekat'
Lexeme 2 uvlekat'sja
Meaning 1 to carry, to transport a. Камень покатился с горы, увлекая за собой другие. 'A stone rolled down from the mountain, carrying with it other stones.' b. Поток увлек лодку. 'The current carried away the boat.'
Meaning 2 to be fond of, to be into smth Петя увлекается боксом.
"Petya is fond of boxing."
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Comment The intermediate stage of semantic change is seen in examples like "Работа увлекла его" 'The work absorbed her', "увлечь зрителя игрой" 'to sweep the audience with the performance' (Ozhegov 823).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Turkish
Lexeme çek-
Meaning 1 to draw, to pull
Meaning 2 to attract, to captivate
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Comment ТуРС 178.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme säḥabä
Meaning 1 to draw, to pull
Direction
Meaning 2 to attract, to charm
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Comment KT 644
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Type Polysemy
Language Modern Written Arabic
Lexeme ğad̲aba
Meaning 1 to draw, to pull (Lane 394; Wehr 138)
Direction
Meaning 2 to be attractive, to charm (Wehr 138)
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Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme attirer
Meaning 1 to drag L'aimant attire le fer.
"The magnet attracts iron."
Direction
Meaning 2 to charm, to delight Cette femme l'attire, cela se voit.
"One can see that his woman attracts him."
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Type Derivation
Language Norwegian
Lexeme 1 trekke
Lexeme 2 tiltrekkende
Meaning 1 to drag trekke dyna over seg
"to pull the blanket over oneself"
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Meaning 2 charming, attractive en tiltrekkende pike
"an attractive girl"
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Type Derivation
Language Danish
Lexeme 1 trække
Lexeme 2 tiltrække
Meaning 1 to drag Hun trak brevet op af frakkelommen
"She dragged the letter out of her jacket’s pocket"
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Meaning 2 to cause interest or sympathy tiltrækkende mand
"an attractive man"
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