Shift #628

cattle → bad person

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Type Polysemy
Language Yakut
Lexeme сүөhү
Meaning 1 cattle ынах сүөhү
"livestock"
Meaning 2 brute
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Comment ЯРС 349.
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Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme hajwan
Meaning 1 animal, beast кIвалин гьайван
"tame animal"
Meaning 2 simpleton, dupe; ignorant
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Comment (LezgRus 97). As a swear word is used in many languages of Daghestan.
Realization
Type Borrowing
Language 1 Polish
Language 2 Russian
Lexeme 1 bydło
Lexeme 2 bydlo
Meaning 1 cattle
Meaning 2 stupid, weak willed people obedient to force
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Comment "В устах помещиков - крепостников - презрительное обозначение крестьянской массы, как безвольного, бессловесного и покорного стада, опекаемого помещиком." (Landowners used it as a contemptous reference to the mass of peasants, regarded as weak-willed, mute and obedient flock patronized by the squire.) (Ushakov)
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Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme skot, skotina
Meaning 1 cattle, livestock a. Рогатый скот 'flocks and herds'. Вагон для скота 'cattle box'.
Meaning 2 brute Всякому дураку подарки давай, всякий скот на водку просит. (Сухово-Кобылин)
"Every fool wants his present, every brute asks money to buy vodka. (Sukhovo-Kobylin)"
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Comment (Ushakov)
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme cattle
Meaning 1 cattle twenty head of cattle
"двадцать голов рогатого скота"
Meaning 2 rabble (disdainf.)
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme beast
Meaning 1 beast beast of prey
"хищный зверь"
Meaning 2 stubborn, unpleasant person (playful)
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Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme ənsəsa
Meaning 1 'animal (often a domestic animal)'
Meaning 2 'blockhead, dolt, simpleton'
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Comment K 1213