Shift #761

to braid, plait, weave → to tell lie

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Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme ḥabala
Meaning 1 to tie, to plait ʔəm-hablot (la-yodit) ʔaʯazomu la-medon məmməʕ wa-frəsə-ni dangadu ʔəm-ḳəbʕ (Sx. Masc. 10 Enc.) [LLA 100]
"When she was doing Judith's hair, Midia was seized with terror, and The Persian was trembling because of her fragrant oil"
Meaning 2 to lie, to deceive [LGz.223] yahabbəlu ʔaʕrəktihomu (Prov. 17:26) [LLA 100]
"They lie to their friends"
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Comment Cf. Arb. Habala 'prendre (une be^te) au filet; tendre les filets; serrer avec une corde', habl- 'corde, ca^blee, lien' [BK I 370]
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme ḳʷaṣara
Meaning 1 to tie [LGz. 450] nasʔa dinra warḳ wa-ḳʷadara ba-sarḳ [LLA 473f.]
"he took a golden dinar and tied it up in his rags"
Meaning 2 to plot, to intrigue [LGz. 450] yəḳʷassəru məkra lʕlehu (Dan. 11: 25) [LLA 474]; la-maggbi ʔi-yədalləwwo kama yəḳʷəsər la-ʔamaggbi-hu wəsta sayṭ wa-tasyəṭo [LLA 474]
"They are dodging against him; It is not comely for a manager to dodge against the boss while buying and selling"
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Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme šämäṭṭäṭä
Meaning 1 to braid thorny branches into a fence; to spin (a thread), to braid (plaits)[K 616]
Meaning 2 to lie, to deceive [K 616] wətun mṭṭṭ
"to lie"
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme spinnen
Meaning 1 to plait [Duden 3651] Die Spinne spinnt ihr Nezt [Duden 3651]
"the spider is weaving its cobweb"
Meaning 2 to lie, to deceive [Duden 3651] das ist doch gesponnen, das spinnt er doch
"It is not true, he is lying [Duden 3651]"
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Comment Cf. Also ein Netz von Intrigen, ein Lgengewebe, Rnke, ein Komplottt spinnen
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme twist
Meaning 1 to plait, to braid [OERD 1556]
Meaning 2 to twist, to distort the meaning of words (brit. Slang) He twisted me out of 20 pounds [OERD 1556]
"He twisted me out of 20 pounds [OERD 1556]"
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Comment Cf. также twister (Brit. colloq.) 'swindler' [OERD 1556]
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme plesti
Meaning 1 to plait плести косу; плести корзину
"To braid a plait. To weave a basket."
Meaning 2 to say smth usually absurd И плетет, и плетет, чего вовсе не было; Плели о том, что он бросил жену [СРЯ III 140]
"He keeps talking about things that never happened; people were talking that he had left his wife [RLD III 140]"
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Uzbek
Lexeme to’qimachi
Meaning 1 weaver, textileperson
Meaning 2 lier
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Comment УРС, АЗИЗОВ, РИЗАЕВА
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Mongolian (Khalkha)
Lexeme görö-
Meaning 1 to plait, to twist, to spin гэзэг гөрөх
"to braid a plait"
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Meaning 2 to lie
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Comment БАМРС.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme ʔalämä
Meaning 1 to weave əlämulu
"weave clothes for him!"
Meaning 2 to slander, to make a plot
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Comment KT 1413. Cf. also əlma 'manufacture, plot' (KT 1413)