Number of realizations

2

to stink

bad

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme baʔāšu
Meaning 1 to smell bad ina pīšu ibtanašu
"[it] smells bad from his mouth"
Direction
Meaning 2 to be of a bad quality ūmka urkû alla maḫrî ibịʔiš
"your future is even worse than your past"
Reference CAD page B 4
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Comment Also bīšu 'malodorous; of bad quality' (CAD B 270). Meaning B is present in New Babylonian, so, it is possible to make claims on evolution. but cf. Fronzaroli (CLCS VII) 1971:605, where both meanings are reconstructed for the PS *bʔš. For congates in Semitic with both meanings cf. http://sed-online.ru/reconstructions/1108
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme stink
Meaning 1 to stink
Direction
Meaning 2 to be dislikeable
Reference Sweetser 1990 page 37
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Comment