Shift #555

snake → guileful, crafty person

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Adyghe
Lexeme blašhwe
Meaning 1 gray snake (poisonous)
Direction
Meaning 2 Gorgon, Fury
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Comment АдРС 29
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme käysi
Meaning 1 'snake, serpent'
Direction
Meaning 2 'cunning, wily person'
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Comment KT 1680
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme zmeja
Meaning 1 snake a. Гремучая змея 'rattlesnake'.
Meaning 2 insidious, spiteful, evil a. Змея подколодная 'a snake in the grass'.
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Comment Cf. Dal': ЗМИЙ, змей змия, змея (snake) - Злой человек, скрытный и злобный (an evil person, reticent and malisious).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme ilan
Meaning 1 snake иланди яна
"the snake bit (lit. Hit)"
Meaning 2 nimble, elusive
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Comment (LezgRus 145)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme serpent
Meaning 1 snake
Direction
Meaning 2 cunning person
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