Number of realizations

9

long (size)

tall

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme 1 nawāḫ, nawiḫ
Lexeme 2 nawaḫ, nawiḫ
Meaning 1 long ḥabl nawāḫ 'a long rope' (Jes. 5:18)
Direction
Meaning 2 high, tall dabr nawiḫ 'a high mountain' (Hen. 25:3);
Reference
Related Languages The same two meanings are present in Tigrinya näwiḥ (KT 1346).
Comment (LLA 674).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme ṭawīl-
Meaning 1 long
Direction
Meaning 2 tall, high
Reference
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Comment (Lane 1897).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme τᾰνᾰός
Meaning 1 long
Direction
Meaning 2 high ἀστάχυες τᾰνᾰός
"high corn heads"
Reference
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Fula
Lexeme juunta
Meaning 1 to be long
Direction
Meaning 2 to be tall
Reference
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Comment ФРФС 281
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Tigre
Language 2 Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme 1 rayim
Lexeme 2 rām
Meaning 1 long
Direction
Meaning 2 high ʕal-hehārīm hā-rāmīm wə-ʕal-ha-ggəbāʕot wə-taḥat kol-ʕēṣ raʕănān (Dt 12:2) 'on the high mountains and on the hills and under each green tree';
"Ps. 113:4 ‘the God is high above all the peoples, his might is above the heaven’"
Reference
Related Languages Jibbali rihm 'tall, long' (JJ 219).
Comment (LH 161; HALAT 1122). The meaning in the Proto-Semitic is difficult reconstruct; the meaning B can well be original.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme räǧǧəm
Meaning 1 long, lengthy räǧǧəm əgər 'long legs';
Direction
Meaning 2 high, tall niwyork wəsṭ bəzzu räǧaǧǧəm hənṣawočč allu 'There are many high buildings in New York';
Reference
Related Languages Likely to be cognate to the previous example (Tigre rym, Ancient Hebrew rym).
Comment (K 405; Leslau 1973:580).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme arku
Meaning 1 long ištēn eṣa[m] taskar[inn]am arkam ... dinima 'give me one long boxwood log'
Direction
Meaning 2 tall šumma ina āli GÍD.DA.MEš MIN ‚if there are many tall people in a town’;
Reference
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Comment (CAD 283-285).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Chaha
Lexeme gänäfä-
Meaning 1 be long
Direction
Meaning 2 be tall
Reference
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Comment (LGur. I 56).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme dlinnyj
Meaning 1 long a. Длинная улица 'Long street'. b. Длинный забор 'Long fence'. c. Длинное платье 'Long dress'. d. Длинный путь 'Long way'.
Direction
Meaning 2 tall Смотри, какой Петя длинный вымахал!
"Just look how Petya has grown up, he is so tall!"
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Comment