Shift #671

pumpkin — head

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Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme cocuzza
Meaning 1 pumpkin
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Meaning 2 head-noddle
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Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme tigvă
Meaning 1 gourd, calabash
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Meaning 2 noddle; skull
Reference DEX98
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Comment It has been borrowed from the Slavic languages DER 785. In DEX98 the meaning of 'head' is cited first
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Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme zucca
Meaning 1 pumpkin
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Meaning 2 head, noddle 1. zucca vuota, 2. zucca pelata, 3. grattarsi la zucca, 4. andare in zucca, 5. zucca senza sale
"1. ‘empty head’, 2. ‘bald head’ (lit. ‘plucked pumpkin’), 3. ‘to scratch one's head’, 4. ‘not to wear a hat’, 5. ‘blockhead, fool’ (lit. ‘unsalted pumpkin’)."
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Comment Also the derivative zuccone ‘big head’ and ‘obstinate head; blockhead, fool, dolt’
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Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme curcubetă
Meaning 1 pumpkin
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Meaning 2 skull; head
Reference DRRS
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Comment DRRS 1, 601, DEX98
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme calabash
Meaning 1 (тыква-)горлянка, бутылочная тыква
Meaning 2 head (playful)
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Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme totuma
Meaning 1 pumpkin, calabash
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Meaning 2 head
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Comment Перу. Narumov 1995, 751
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Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme Kürbis
Meaning 1 pumpkin
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Meaning 2 head (colloq.)
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme qːabaχ
Meaning 1 pumpkin
Meaning 2 top of the head
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Comment (LezgRus 173)
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Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme citrouille
Meaning 1 pumpkin potage à la citrouille
"pumpkin soup"
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Meaning 2 big head, noddle
Reference CNRTL
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Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme coloquinte
Meaning 1 bitter pumpkin
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Meaning 2 head, noddle
Reference CNRTL The meaning 'head' is obsolete.
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme dovleac
Meaning 1 pumpkin
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Meaning 2 head, noddle
Reference DRRS
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Comment DRRS 1, 738, DEX98
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Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme bostan
Meaning 1 pumpkin
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Meaning 2 head, noddle
Reference DRRS
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Comment A dialectal word DRRS 1, 263, DEX98
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Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme ayote
Meaning 1 pumpkin (Cucurbita argyrosperma)
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Meaning 2 noddle, thinking mug
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Comment Guatemala Narumov 1995, 108