Number of realizations

12

expensive

lovely

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme wədd
Meaning 1 costly, expensive, precious, high (price) wəddə näw? 'is it expensive?'
Direction
Meaning 2 dear, beloved wədd Märša! 'dear Mersha!'
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Comment (K 1571). The original meaning is likely B (cp. Amharic verb wäddädä 'to love, to desire' and its cognates: Arb. wadda ‘to love’, Hbr. *yādīd ‘beloved’)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Komi
Lexeme сё шайт
Meaning 1 hundred of roubles
Direction
Meaning 2 darling
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Comment КомиРС 720
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Chaha
Lexeme tärämädä-m
Meaning 1 be expensive äkʷa ḳǝb tä-ḳ’äsa tärämädä-m 'today butter and cheese was expensive'
Direction
Meaning 2 be loved
Reference
Related Languages The same polysemy in other Gurage languages (LGur. 457)
Comment (LGur. I 85; Leslau 1983:32); cp. also nund 'expensive, dear, rare'; namʷäǧat 'the beloved one (woman)' (LGur. I 85). The meaning B is original (LGur. 457).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Adyghe
Lexeme ƛap'e
Meaning 1 expensive, precious; high (price)
Direction
Meaning 2 dear, darling, beloved
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Comment АдРС 188
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme dear
Meaning 1 dear eggs are very dear just now
"eggs are expensive now"
Meaning 2 dear, respected
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Comment The Old English word dēore had already both meanings.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme dorogoj
Meaning 1 expensive дорогой бензин
"expensive petrol"
Meaning 2 dear Дорогая моя!
"My dear!"
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Comment The Rum drag 'beloved' is of Slavic origin.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Khakas
Lexeme аарлығ
Meaning 1 high (price), expensive аарлығ турча
"it is expensive"
Meaning 2 dear, respected аарлығ нанӌым
"my dear friend"
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Comment ХРС 12.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Karaim
Lexeme абайлы
Meaning 1 honourable, respected абайлы достум!
"my dear friend!"
Meaning 2 expensive, valuable, precious абайлы таш
"gem"
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Comment КРПС 37
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Yakut
Lexeme күндү
Meaning 1 dear, expensive, precious күндү мал
"a precious object"
Direction
Meaning 2 dear, darling, beloved күндү доҕоттор
"Dear friends!"
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Comment ЯРС 197. The Yakut word has been borrowed from Mongolian: хүнд 'heavy; respected'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme masan
Meaning 1 expensive, precious масан хьун
"to get more expensive"
Meaning 2 beloved, dear масан стха
"dear brother"
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Comment (LezgRus 231)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme aḳru
Meaning 1 expensive, precious, valuable annuku annakam waḳru 14 GÍN.TA u ša šapliš izzaz ‘tin is expensive here, it stands at 14 shekels or less’
Direction
Meaning 2 dear aḫī aḳru 'my dear brother'
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Comment (CAD AII 207-209).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme chercher
Meaning 1 expensive Les premières fraises sont chères
"The first strawberries are expensive"
Direction
Meaning 2 lovely Elle retrouva ses chères habitudes; mon cher ami
"She came back to her lovely habitudes; my dear friend"
Reference Larousse online
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