Number of realizations

15

big

great

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme grand
Meaning 1 big, large grande foule
"a big crowd"
Direction
Meaning 2 great grand poète
"a great poet"
Reference CNRTL
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Comment Tuebingen team (ID 2)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme ʕabiy/ʕabi
Meaning 1 'big, huge, large'
Direction
Meaning 2 'great' ʕabi säb
"'gentleman, personage, bigwig, big shot' (KT 1876)"
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Comment (KT 1876)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme mare
Meaning 1 big, large Literă mare
"capital (letter)"
Direction
Meaning 2 great Ştefan cel mare
"Stephen the Great"
Reference DEX98
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Comment DEX98
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Turkish
Lexeme büyük
Meaning 1 big, large, massive
Direction
Meaning 2 great, mighty, important büyük duka
"grand duke"
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Osetin
Lexeme styr
Meaning 1 big, large
Direction
Meaning 2 great
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Comment Абаев 3, 158-159
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Old East Slavic
Language 2 Russian
Lexeme 1 великий
Lexeme 2 velikij
Meaning 1 big, large Привалиша камень великъ къ двьремъ гробу. (Срезневский 1: 235)
"They closed the entrance to the tomb with a huge stone. (Sreznevsky 1: 235)"
Direction
Meaning 2 great Великий человек
"a great man"
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Comment In Old Russian the meaning 'great' was already present. In modern Russian the meaning 'big' is practically lost.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme təlləḳ
Meaning 1 big (size) təlləḳ bet wəsṭ yənorallu 'they live in a big house' (Leslau 1973:113)
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Meaning 2 great (in importance) yäzzih ṭäḳlay gəzat gäžži təlləḳ säw näw 'The governor of this province is a great man' (Leslau 1973:535);
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Comment (K 957).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme rabû
Meaning 1 large 1 kirri kaspim rabīmma leḳēma 'take one large silver vessel (CAD R 28)'
Direction
Meaning 2 majestic, grand, important [dNi]ntu beltum rabītum 'Nintu, the great lady' (CAD R 35);
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Comment (CAD R 26-27).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme gādōl
Meaning 1 big, tall wa-yyəbrāʔ ʔĕlōhīm ʔet-ha-ttannīnim ha-ggədōlīm 'and God created the big snakes' (Gn 1:21)
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Meaning 2 mighty, important ʔēnnennū gādōl ba-bbayit hazzē mimmennī 'he is not bigger in this house than I' (Gn. 39:9),
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Comment (HALAT 170).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme kabīr-
Meaning 1 big
Direction
Meaning 2 great
Reference
Related Languages The cognate in Geez has only the meaning B: kabra 'to be respected, glorious, illustrious' (LLA 845).
Comment (Lane 2586).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme gross
Meaning 1 big, large grosses Passagierflugzeug
"big passenger plane"
Direction
Meaning 2 great Peter der Grosse
"Peter the Great"
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme μέγας
Meaning 1 big, large
Direction
Meaning 2 great μέγας Ζεύς, μεγάλαι θεαί; μέγας βασιλεύς; οἱ μεγάλοι Δαναοί
"grand Zeus, grand godesses (i.e. Demetra and Persephone), grand king (generally Xerxes), Danaos leaders"
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Azeri
Lexeme zorba
Meaning 1 big zorba kişi, zorba daş, zorba it
"hefty man;big stone; big dog"
Direction
Meaning 2 outstanding; eminent; distinguished Zorba adamır
"He is an outstanding man"
Reference ARL 2006 page 977
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Meadow Mari
Lexeme кугу
Meaning 1 big Кугу вуйым изи уш ырыктен ок керт.
"A small cap will not protect a big head from the cold."
Direction
Meaning 2 great кугу писатель
"great writer"
Reference Marij jylme muter
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Hill Mari
Lexeme кого
Meaning 1 big
Direction
Meaning 2 great
Reference Savatkova 2008
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Comment