Shift #1730

to bark (of a dog) → to tell lie

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Type Polysemy
Language Lithuanian
Lexeme am̃bryti
Meaning 1 to bark, to bow-wow Šuo visas rytas am̃brija.
"The dog barks all morning."
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Meaning 2 to talk piffle
Reference LRŽ 25
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Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme brehat'
Meaning 1 to bark Слышь, собака на дворе брешет.
"Can you hear it? The dog in the yard is barking"
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Meaning 2 to lie (substandard) Только бандит и предатель может брехать в такой серьезный час, — будто нам не справиться с немцами.(Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy)
"Only a bandit and a traitor can lie in such a serious hour that we will not defeat the Germans."
Reference BAS 1, 627
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme woof
Meaning 1 to bark (of a dog)
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Meaning 2 to tell lie Quit woofing! You sound silly.
Reference Rakhilina et al. 2015 39
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