Shift #408

to ache — it's a pity

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Czech
Lexeme bolet
Meaning 1 to hurt, to ache [Павлович 1976: 35] bolí mĕ v krku
"my throat is aching"
Direction
Meaning 2 to be unpleasant (to smn) bolí mĕ, že …
"it is a shame [unpleasant], that ..."
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Related Languages
Comment In other Slavic languages only 'ache (what, to whom)'. Cf. The Rus. мне больно смотреть на то, как завод приходит в упадок (It is painful for me to see how the factory is falling into decay).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme 1 bälla
Lexeme 2 yəblaññ
Meaning 1 to itch ḳʷəslu bällaw 'his wound is itching'
Direction
Meaning 2 lit. 'it itches me' -'expression of sadn yəblaññ lantä 'I am sorry for you'
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Related Languages
Comment (K 857). The original meaning of the verb is 'to eat'.