Shift #491

nose → nostril

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Arabic
Lexeme ʔanf-
Meaning 1 nose
Meaning 2 nostril yasūfu bi-ʔanfayhi n-niḳāʕ-a
"'he scent with his two nostrils the dust'"
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Comment (Lane 116). The same polysemy in the Hebrew cognate ʔap (HALAT 74)
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 nos
Lexeme 2 nozdrja
Meaning 1 nose
Meaning 2 nostril
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Comment It goes back to the Slav. *nozdъra, which was derived by compounding the roots *nos- and *dъr- (i.e. «nose» and «tear»). Similar derivation is attested in Old Prus. noseproly «nostril» (*pro- meant «through»).