Shift #746

to see/to look at → to understand

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Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme amāru
Meaning 1 to see, behold, look at ina bīt ili atamaršunu 'I saw them in the temple'
Direction
Meaning 2 to come to know, realize, to learn by experience ḫasāsiš la naṭâ amāriš pašqa ‘beyond comprehension, difficult to understand’; [urḫ]am a-me(!)-ir alik ḫarrāna ‘he knows the road, has traveled the way’
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Comment (CAD AII 5)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme see
Meaning 1 to see cats see well at night
"cats see well at night"
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand, to be aware I see what you mean
"I see what you mean"
Reference Sweetser 1990 5
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Comment Ibarretxe-Antuñano 2008b: 17
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Aghul
Lexeme agʷas
Meaning 1 to see za-s we ru] qaj-na agu-ne.
"I-DAT your daughter return-CONV see-PST"
Meaning 2 to draw a conclusion za-s we ru]-a kitab ruXa-f agu-ne.
"I-DAT your daughter-ERG book read-PART see-PST"
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme videt'
Meaning 1 to see
Meaning 2 to see Теперь-то я вижу, что он прав.
"Now I see that he is right."
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme vedere
Meaning 1 to see/to look at
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand vedo bene che non ci riesco
Reference Vanhove 2008 354
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme ὁράω
Meaning 1 to see/to look at
Meaning 2 to understand
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Comment (NP)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Norwegian
Lexeme se
Meaning 1 to see kan du se den mannen der borte?
"can you see that man there?"
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand så vidt jeg kan se, skulle det gå bra
"as far as I understand, everything should be fine"
Reference BO
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Danish
Lexeme se
Meaning 1 to see se med egne øjne
"to see with one’s own eyes"
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand
Reference DDO
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swedish
Lexeme se
Meaning 1 to see tänd ljuset, jag kan inte se
"put the light on, i can't see anything"
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand hon kunde inte se någon mening med att opponera sig
"he didn’t see the point in protesting"
Reference SAO
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Icelandic
Lexeme sjá
Meaning 1 to see ég hef aldrei séð hana áður
"I have never seen her before"
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand þú sérð að þetta er slæm hugmynd
"you understand that this is a bad idea"
Reference ISLEX
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme voir
Meaning 1 to see voir une silhouette
"to see a silhouette"
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand
Reference CNRTL
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme kuona
Meaning 1 to see
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand
Reference Vanhove 2008 357
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Wolof
Lexeme gis
Meaning 1 to see
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand
Reference Vanhove 2008 357
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Beja
Lexeme rha
Meaning 1 to see
Direction
Meaning 2 to understand
Reference Vanhove 2008 357
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme discern
Meaning 1 to catch sight of
Direction
Meaning 2 to mentally realize
Reference Sweetser 1990 38
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