Shift #540

head — forehead

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Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Polish
Language 2 Russian
Lexeme 1 łеb
Lexeme 2 lob
Meaning 1 head (of an animal)
Meaning 2 forehead
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Comment The original meaning is apparently 'skull', cf. Czech. book. leb 'skull', Old Rus. лъбъ 'skull'.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ngariman
Lexeme ngalaka
Meaning 1 forehead
Meaning 2 head
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Comment Only 2 Australian languages have the polysemy of this type, and in many of them the cognates have one of the meanings (Wilkins 1996: 290-295).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme mūrdhán
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 forehead
Reference MW
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Comment MW 826