Shift #269

to dig — to investigate

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Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme cavar
Meaning 1 to dig (a hole); to trench
Direction
Meaning 2 to ponder
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Comment Narumov 1995: 182
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Type Polysemy
Language Tibetan
Lexeme abru-ba
Meaning 1 to dig
Direction
Meaning 2 to study, to research
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Comment Рерих VI, 333.
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Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 kopat'
Lexeme 2 kopat', dokopat'sja
Meaning 1 to dig копать землю
"to dig earth"
Direction
Meaning 2 to investigate докопаться до истины
"to get down to bed-rock"
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Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme nabat̲a
Meaning 1 'to dig with the hand, to dig out'
Direction
Meaning 2 'to investigate, scrutinize, examine' nabat̲ū ʕan-i l-ʔamr-I 'they searched for the thing, searched into, inquired into investigated, scrutinized, or examined it'
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Comment Lane 2754. The meaning B requires the preposition ʕan.
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Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme fouiller
Meaning 1 to unearth fouiller à Delphes un site archéologique
"to unearth an archaeological site in Delphi"
Direction
Meaning 2 to investigate Il a fouillé le problème avant de faire son exposé.
"He had investigated the problem before making the report."
Reference Larousse online
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Type Polysemy
Language Norwegian
Lexeme grave
Meaning 1 to dig grave hull
"to dig holes"
Direction
Meaning 2 to investigate rote og grave i andres saker
"to poke into other people’s business"
Reference BO
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Type Polysemy
Language Danish
Lexeme grave
Meaning 1 to dig grave et hul
"to dig a hole"
Direction
Meaning 2 to investigate
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Type Polysemy
Language Swedish
Lexeme gräva
Meaning 1 to dig gräva en brunn
"to dig a well"
Direction
Meaning 2 to investigate gräva i det förflutna
"to investigate the past"
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