Shift #486

mouth → fast (n.)

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Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme siw
Meaning 1 mouth сив аладарун
"to open one's mouth"
Meaning 2 fast, sawm a. адав сив гва 'he is fasting' (= he has mouth)
"- у него пост (= у него есть рот)"
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Comment (LezgRus 292-293). Cf. Chamalal эл, Archi ssob. The origin of the shift is probably the idiom "to hold mouth" (meaning 'to keep the fast'. Cf. Agul сивин ваз 'month of the fast' (= 'month of mouth').