Shift #409

hump (of a person or camel) — back (body part)

Show map

Type Cognates
Language 1 Russian
Language 2 Bulgarian
Lexeme 1 gorb
Lexeme 2 grăb
Meaning 1 hunch
Meaning 2 back [Бернштейн 1986: 101] лежа по гръб
"to lie supine, to pat smn on his/her back"
Related Languages
Comment The Pol. garb, Serb. грба, Czech. hrb, like in Rus., mean only 'hunch'.
Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme k’ul
Meaning 1 hump; shoulder blade кIул экъисай
Meaning 2 back кIул акьадарун
"to put on one's back"
Related Languages
Comment (LezgRus 217-218). The meaning 'back' is given as the last (third) meaning. Cf. also кIулац 'hunchback'.
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme mgongo
Meaning 1 back geuka mgongo
"to turn one's back"
Meaning 2 hunch ngamia wa migongo miwili
"Bactrian camel"
Related Languages
Comment Polikanov