Number of realizations

3

rare

expensive

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Chaha
Lexeme nund
Meaning 1 rare ḳärši nund bä-räpärä gəzyä ... 'when money was rare...'
Direction
Meaning 2 expensive
Reference
Related Languages
Comment (LGur. I 85). The original meaning is 'to love' (hence 'beloved, dear, darling' > 'expensive')
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme aḳru
Meaning 1 rare (animals, plants, stones etc.) šumma umām ṣēri aḫû aḳru ana libbi āli īrub 'if a strange, rare wild animal enters the city'
Direction
Meaning 2 expensive; precious, valuable annuku annakam waḳru 14 GÍN.TA u ša šapliš izzaz ‘tin is expensive here, it stands at 14 shekels or less’;
Reference
Related Languages
Comment (CAD AII 207-208).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme ʕazīz-
Meaning 1 rare; scarce; hardly to be found
Direction
Meaning 2 dear, highly esteemed, greatly valued
Reference
Related Languages
Comment (Lane 2032).