Shift #750

to search, to look for ↔ to want

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme däläyä
Meaning 1 to want, to wish, to desire
Direction
Meaning 2 to look for, seek, search (for), ferret out
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Comment (KT 2050).
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Amharic
Lexeme fällägä
Meaning 1 to seek, seek after, to lookk for, search for bämäǧämmäriya hotel ʔənnəḳḳämmäṭənna bähʷala bet ʔənnəfälləgallän 'at first we'll live in a hotel and then we'll look for a house' (Leslau 1965:2)
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Meaning 2 to want or desire s.th. wädäfälläghäwəss wəsädäññ 'take me wherever you will'
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Comment (K 2269).
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Russian
Language 2 Bulgarian
Lexeme 1 iskat'
Lexeme 2 iskam
Meaning 1 seek
Meaning 2 to want, desire
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme seek
Meaning 1 to seek [НБАРС 183] to seek game
"to seek game (dog) [НБАРС 183]"
Meaning 2 to strive for smth [НБАРС 183] they sought to climb Mount Everest
"they sought to climb Mount Everest [НБАРС 183]"
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme buʔû
Meaning 1 to look for, to search for 5 ūmē ú-ba-ʔu-šu-ma ul innamir ašaršu 'though they searched for him five days, his location was not discovered' (CAD B 361)
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Meaning 2 to wish, ask, intend jubaú alāk[am] adi GN u jānu mû ana šatēšu u tara ana mātišu 'he wanted to go to Byblos, but there was no water for him to drink, so he reterned to his land' (CAD B 363)
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Comment (CAD b 360).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Oromo
Lexeme barbaaduu
Meaning 1 look for garaakootiif qoriccha na barbadi 'look for some medicine for my stomach'
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Meaning 2 want farda bitacchun barbaada 'I want to buy a horse'
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Comment (Gragg 1982:39)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigre
Lexeme ḥazā
Meaning 1 to seek ʔəgəl ləḥzəwo gesaw 'they went to look for him'
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Meaning 2 to wish, to like ʔəgəl ləḳtəlo ḥazā 'he wanted to kill him'
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Comment (LH 92).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Chaha
Lexeme šä-m
Meaning 1 look for, search, seek
Direction
Meaning 2 desire, want
Reference
Related Languages The same polysemy in other Gunnän-Gurage languages (Hezron 1977:135; LGur. 570).
Comment (LGur. I 106).