Shift #564

trunk (body part) → person

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Malayalam
Lexeme mai
Meaning 1 body
Meaning 2 person
Reference
Related Languages
Comment There is the polysemy also in the language of Tulu. It goes back to the Proto-Dravidian *may 'body', in some languages there is only the word only with the meaning А (Wilkins 1996: 277).
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Pitjantjatjara
Language 2 Kukatja
Lexeme puntu
Meaning 1 body
Meaning 2 person
Reference
Related Languages
Comment There are similar cognate in othe Australian languages (Wilkins 1996: 286).