Shift #259

to crawl → snake

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Realization
Type Cognates
Language Old High German
Lexeme 1 slingan
Lexeme 2 slango
Meaning 1 to turn, to coil
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
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Comment Hence Dan. slange, Dut. slang, Germ. schlange 'snake'
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Abkhaz
Lexeme 1 aħʷazara
Lexeme 2 aħʷaza
Meaning 1 to crawl
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tibetan
Lexeme aphye-ba
Meaning 1 to crawl
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
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Comment Рерих VI, 140.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Osetin
Lexeme 1 xīlyn
Lexeme 2 xīlag
Meaning 1 to crawl
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
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Comment Euphemism for kalm 'snake'
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme 1 sṛp-
Lexeme 2 sarpá
Meaning 1 to creep , crawl , glide , slink , move gently or cautiouslyto creep , crawl , glide , slink , move gently or cautiously
Direction
Meaning 2 snake , serpent , serpent-demon
Reference MW
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Comment MW 1245, 1184 In the same way Lat. serpo, -ere 'to creep', serpens 'snake'
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Old High German
Language 2 Old Norse
Lexeme 1 snahan
Lexeme 2 snākr
Meaning 1 to crawl
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
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Comment Also Dan. snog, šwed. snok, Old Engl. snaca, Mid. Engl. Snake
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 polzat'
Lexeme 2 polzun
Meaning 1 to creep, to crawl
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
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Comment Dialectal- Pskov., Novg., Simb., Kyrgyz.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Chechen
Lexeme 1 teqar
Lexeme 2 teqarg
Meaning 1 to crawl
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
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Comment The word for 'snake' is a participle of the verb ('the crawling one').
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Latin
Language 2 French
Lexeme 1 serpens
Lexeme 2 serpent
Meaning 1 crawling
Direction
Meaning 2 snake
Reference Sakhno 2009 107
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