Shift #370

to read — to learn, study

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Thai
Lexeme ān
Meaning 1 to read, to declaim ān nay jay
"to read silently"
Direction
Meaning 2 to study, to grasp
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Comment Morev 1964, 884
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tabassaran
Lexeme urχub
Meaning 1 to read кагъаз урхуб
"to read a letter"
Meaning 2 to study йиз чвуччву институтдиъ урхура
"My brother goes to university."
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Comment (TabRus 299). The same in Agul (РУХАС).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Wakhi
Lexeme ǰoy-
Meaning 1 to read
Direction
Meaning 2 to study
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Comment ЭСИЯ 3, 271, Стеблин-Каменский 1999, 200
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Adyghe
Lexeme jeǯen
Meaning 1 to read
Direction
Meaning 2 to study
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Comment АдРС 106
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme k’elun
Meaning 1 to read ктаб кIелун
"to read a book"
Meaning 2 to study
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Comment (LezgRus 216). Тthe same in the Udi К1АЛ-ПЕСУН, where the root К1АЛ- is possibly related.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Azeri
Lexeme oxu-
Meaning 1 to read
Meaning 2 to study
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Farsi
Lexeme xån-, xånd-
Meaning 1 to read
Direction
Meaning 2 to study
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Comment The same in many other Iranic languages ЭСИЯ 3, 459
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme darasa
Meaning 1 to read (a book)
Direction
Meaning 2 to study, to attend lessons by such and such professor
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Comment BK I 688. The direction of shift is rather from B to A. The Hebrew cognate drš has the meaning 'to seek, to enquire about, to investigete, to search' (HALOT 233) - probably this develops into 'to study', and hence into 'to read'.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme soma
Meaning 1 to read soma kitabu
"to read a book"
Meaning 2 to study alianza kusomea uhandisi wa ndege
"He started studying aircraft engineering"
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Comment Polikanov