Number of realizations

2

top

east

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Muher
Lexeme nän
Meaning 1 up yänän ḳərrəb 'eyebrow, upper eyelash'
Direction
Meaning 2 east
Reference
Related Languages The meaning 'east' is found in other Gurage languages as well, sometimes also as polysemy with 'up, above' (LGur. 457).
Comment (LGur. I 913; LGur. 457). Also nännəyä 'upward slope, upwards, ascent, uphill, eastward' (LGur. I 913). From Semitic *ʕly 'to be high, evelated' > South Ethio-Semitic *lay 'above'
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Niuean
Lexeme 1 uta
Lexeme 2 Fāhi uta
Meaning 1 upper
Direction
Meaning 2 east
Reference
Related Languages
Comment Полинская 1995, 106