Shift #582

to inhabit, live ↔ to be situated

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Type Polysemy
Language Serbo-Croatian
Lexeme boraviti
Meaning 1 to live
Meaning 2 to be somewhere
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme žit'
Meaning 1 to live, to dwell (animate) Я живу в Москве
"I live in Moscow"
Meaning 2 to be somewhere (inanimate, colloq.) А где тут у вас живет чайник?
"And where does the kettle "live" here?"
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Comment Looks like this is a new phenomenon for the Russian colloquial practice, but it is getting more and more frequent. Cf. the use of умирать with inanimate objects (жесткий диск сдох 'the hard drive died', мотор умер 'the motor died' etc).