Shift #5

to go, walk → to find

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Lithuanian
Lexeme apeíti
Meaning 1 to go round
Meaning 2 to find
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Comment LRŽ 33
Realization
Type Derivation
Language English
Lexeme 1 come
Lexeme 2 come across
Meaning 1 to come
Meaning 2 to find One day while cleaning Paul's room, she came across his diary and started to read it.
"One day while cleaning Paul's room, she came across his diary and started to read it."
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme najti
Meaning 1 to come across Пароход нашел на мель.
"The ship ran aground."
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Meaning 2 to find Наконец-то я нашел свои часы.
"I finally found my watch. Children found a hedgehog in the forest."
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Comment In modern Russian the meaning 'come across' is marginal.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Latin
Lexeme 1 venio
Lexeme 2 invenio
Meaning 1 to go, walk
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Meaning 2 to find
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Comment (NP; Glare 2029, 957)
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Type Cognates
Language 1 Geez
Language 2 Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme 1 maṣʔa
Lexeme 2 mṣʔ
Meaning 1 to come ʔamehā maṣʔa ʔiyasus ʔəmənna galilā 'then came Jesus from Galilea' (Matth. 3:13)
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Meaning 2 to find what was sought lēk məṣāʔ ʔet haḥiṣṣīm ‘go, find the arrows’ (1 Sam. 20:21)
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Comment (LGz. 370; LLA 226; HALOT 619). The verb in Geez goes back to Proto-Semitic 'to go'.
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Type Cognates
Language 1 Classical Arabic
Language 2 Akkadian
Lexeme 1 ʔatā´
Lexeme 2 atû
Meaning 1 to come to somebody
Direction
Meaning 2 to discover, to find by accident awīlum ḫaliḳtašu úta 'the man will find again what he has lost'
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Comment (BK I 8-9; CAD A 518). The correspondence is probable, but not proven. No etymology is offered for the Accadian verb in AHw. 1493.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 dybat'
Lexeme 2 nadybat'
Meaning 1 walk slowly
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Meaning 2 to find, to get
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Comment The first word is dialectal (south. ),the second is dialectal too, which recently became part of the colloquial language.