Number of realizations

3

salt

good

Realization
Type Derivation
Language Akkadian
Lexeme 1 ṭābtu
Lexeme 2 ṭâbu
Meaning 1 ‘salt’ (CAD T. 10)
Direction
Meaning 2 ‘to become good, pleasant, sound, sweet’ (CAD T. 34)
Reference
Related Languages
Comment from proto-Semitic*ṭyb 'to have a good smell; to be good' (cf. Reflexes in Arabic and Hebrew)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme malīḥ-
Meaning 1 ‘salty (Lane 2732-33) māʔ-un malīḥ-un ; ḳalīb-un malīḥ-un
"‘salt water’:"
Direction
Meaning 2 ‘goodly, beautiful’ (Lane 2732-33)
Reference
Related Languages
Comment cp. milḥ-un ‘salt’ (Lane 2732). The meaining B develops into "BEAUTIFUL", cp.BEAUTIFUL - GOOD
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme с̣̌äw
Meaning 1 'salt' с̣̌äw mägbi
"'table salt'"
Direction
Meaning 2 'comeliness' с̣̌äw zälläwo
"'pleasant, charming' (lit. 'who has salt')"
Reference
Related Languages
Comment KT 2524.