Shift #551

<going, walking> → toilet

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Type Borrowing
Language 1 French
Language 2 Russian
Lexeme sortir
Meaning 1 to go out
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Meaning 2 toilet
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Comment The word «сортир» for toilet first appeared in the end of the XVIII — in the beginning of the XIX centuries, when French was in fashion in noble circles. It is well known that in a tricky situation the nobility switched to French and instead of saying directly «I am going to the toilet», they used to say «je dois sortir» («I need to go out»). So, the verb «sortir» produced a sort of an euphemism with a covert meaning of «toilet». Now it is a substandard word that does not sound elevated, but still it is used by the majority in everyday circumstances. (Wikipedia)
Realization
Type Borrowing
Language 1 Russian
Language 2 Lezgian
Lexeme 1 zahod
Lexeme 2 zaχut'
Meaning 1 going in, entering a. Без захода в гавань 'without calling the harbour'. b. Заход в тыл неприятелю 'a pass into the enemy's rear area'.
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Meaning 2 toilet
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Comment (Ushakov; LezgRus 128)
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 hodit'
Lexeme 2 othožee mesto
Meaning 1 to move a. Ходить по комнате 'to walk around the room'. b. Ходить на цыпочках 'to walk on tiptoes'. c. Ходить по улице 'to walk the street'.
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Meaning 2 toilet
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Comment Cf. also отхожее место (= toilet).