Shift #770

to wet, moisten → to dye

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Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme βάπτω
Meaning 1 to plunge, to immerse
Meaning 2 to dip into dye > to dye ἐβάπτετο αἷματι λίμνη
"The lake was stained with blood"
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Comment LSJ 306
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Arabic
Lexeme ṣabaɣa
Meaning 1 to put in water, to soak (BK I 1307)
Meaning 2 to dye (fabric) (BK I 1307)
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Comment The primary meaning is that of 'dye (fabrics)'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme ṭamʕa
Meaning 1 to soak
Meaning 2 to paint, to dye (LGz. 592)
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