Number of realizations

3

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instrument, tool

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme imēru
Meaning 1 ''donkey''
Direction
Meaning 2 'a mechanical device of a ship; a part of the battering ram''
Reference
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Comment CAD I 110, 114-5. See SED II No. 98; also No. 37.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme onager
Meaning 1 wild donkey
Direction
Meaning 2 stone fougasse
Reference
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Comment From the Greek ὄναγρος 'wild donkey'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Syriac
Lexeme ʕərādā
Meaning 1 ‘wild ass (asinus ferus)’
Direction
Meaning 2 'machine (machina)'
Reference
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Comment Brock. 547. See SED II, No. 37, also for other Semitic terms going to Proto-Semitic 'wild ass', on the one hand, and for the derived terms with the meaning 'catapult, kind of sieging engine', on the other hand. Probably a calque from Greek onagros, Latin onager.