Shift #417

box, container → chest (body part)

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Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 kletka
Lexeme 2 grudnaja kletka
Meaning 1 cage, square
Meaning 2 chest
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme chest
Meaning 1 chest
Meaning 2 breast, chest
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Comment O.E. cest "box, coffer," from P.Gmc. *kista, an early borrowing from L. cista, from Gk. kiste "a box, basket," from PIE *kista "woven container." Meaning extended to "thorax" 1530, replacing breast, on the metaphor of the ribs as a box for the organs.