Shift #382

to beat, hit → to play (a musical instrument)

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme mätta
Meaning 1 ''to beat, to hit' wəššawən bädulla yəmättal näbbär
"'he was beating the dog with a stick' (Leslau 1973:99)"
Direction
Meaning 2 'to pluck (a stringed instrument), to play (the drum, violin)' bägäna mätta
"'to play the begena-harp'"
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Comment (K 241)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Azeri
Lexeme çal-
Meaning 1 to beat, to hit
Direction
Meaning 2 to play musical instruments
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Comment АзРС 58. The same in other Turk. Languages, cf. Turk.çal- (ТуРС 166).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tabassaran
Lexeme jiwub
Meaning 1 to beat, to hit, to give a dab, to batter гъирмаж йивуб
"to strike with a whip"
Direction
Meaning 2 to play musical instruments, music чюнгюр йивуб
"to play the chungur"
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Comment (TabRus 184)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Karaim
Lexeme цал-
Meaning 1 to hit, to throw
Direction
Meaning 2 to play (musical instruments) чалгъы чалына
"Music is being played"
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Comment КРПС 611-612, 622. Cf. The derivatives цалгъы 'music', цалгъыцы 'musicians'. The forms in ч- are dialectal.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme ḍaraba
Meaning 1 'to beat (frapper, battre)'
Direction
Meaning 2 'to play (a guitarre, etc.) (pincer, toucher, jouer (de la guitare, etc.))' ḍaraba l-ʔālāt-i
"'to play musical instruments' (Il joue des instruments de musique)"
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Comment BK II 16
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Adyghe
Lexeme jewen
Meaning 1 to beat, to hit someone
Direction
Meaning 2 to play musical instruments, music шыкIэпщынэм ео
"plays the violin"
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Comment АдРС 110
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme piga
Meaning 1 to beat, to hit, to batter
Direction
Meaning 2 to play piga baragumu; piga ngoma (gitaa, tarumbeta n. k.)
"to blow the horn, to play the drum, the trumpet, the guitar etc."
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Comment Polikanov
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme jaʁun
Meaning 1 to hit, to beat
Direction
Meaning 2 to play musical instruments, music
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Comment (LezgRus 400)
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Maranao
Language 2 Tagalog
Lexeme 1 togtog
Lexeme 2 tugtog
Meaning 1 to hit
Direction
Meaning 2 to play musical instruments
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Comment The Proto-Austronesian *CugCug 'to strike'. The second meaning is present also in the languages: Pangasinan, Cebuano. Сирк 2008, 156-157
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigre
Lexeme zabṭa
Meaning 1 to beat, to hit salas zabbəṭṭo ʔəgəl la-ḥante wārayu
"He hits thrice the one who once threatened him"
Direction
Meaning 2 to play musical instruments ʕəndər tarfa ḥaḳoki man zabbəṭṭo ʔəb bāzā;
"The flute was left behind (=at your back), who plays the "baza" melody on it? 'And the musicians play flutes' (PPEA I 209:7-8)"
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Comment LH 499