Shift #767

dark (adj.) → incomprehensible

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Type Cognates
Language 1 Akkadian
Language 2 Arabic
Lexeme 1 ekēlu
Lexeme 2 ḥakala, ʔaḥkala
Meaning 1 to be dark šumma UD.DA Sin magal eklet
"'if the moon's appearance is very dark'"
Meaning 2 to be dark, unclear ʔaḥkala ʕalayya l-ḫabar-u
"the news were obscure to me"
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Comment CAD E 64, BK I 470, Lane 616
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Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme temnyj
Meaning 1 dark темная комната; темные тона
"dark room, shadow tones"
Meaning 2 unclear темный смысл
"obscure sense"
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme obscure
Meaning 1 dark (OERD 1003]
Meaning 2 unclear, vague
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Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme dunkel
Meaning 1 dark [Duden 880] in dunkler Nacht
"in the dark night"
Meaning 2 unclear, vague eine dunkle Textstelle
"obscure place in the text"
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Type Polysemy
Language Armenian
Lexeme mut(h)
Meaning 1 dark
Meaning 2 incomprehensible
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Comment АрмРС 485
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Type Polysemy
Language Mandarin Chinese
Lexeme ài
Meaning 1 dark
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Meaning 2 unclear, vague
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Comment БКРС 10857
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Type Polysemy
Language Nganasan
Lexeme хойминтiə
Meaning 1 dark
Meaning 2 unknown
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Comment НМС 3201
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Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme obscur
Meaning 1 dark (adj.) une ruelle obscure
"a dark alley"
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Meaning 2 difficult to understand un texte obscur
"an incomprehensible text"
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme opaque
Meaning 1 dark (adj.)
Direction
Meaning 2 incomprehensible
Reference Sweetser 1990 40
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme murky
Meaning 1 dark (adj.)
Direction
Meaning 2 incomprehensible
Reference Sweetser 1990 40
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme muddy
Meaning 1 dark (adj.)
Direction
Meaning 2 incomprehensible
Reference Sweetser 1990 40
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