Shift #773

to shine, glitter ↔ to see/to look at

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Type Polysemy
Language Arabic
Lexeme lamaḥa
Meaning 1 to glitter [Lane 2672] 1) lamaha l-baraḳ-u;
"1) 'a lightning flashed';"
Meaning 2 to look [Lane 2672] wa-ʔalmahu min baʕid-in sadḳ-
"and I look at my friend from the distance"
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Type Cognates
Language 1 Geez
Language 2 Akkadian
Lexeme 1 barha
Lexeme 2 barû
Meaning 1 to glitter, to glisten
Meaning 2 to look (CAD B 115, AHw. 109)
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Comment *brh - is a common Semitic root with meaning A.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme a vedea
Meaning 1 to shine Lampa nu vede bine
"the lamp is shining (lit. seeing) badly"
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Meaning 2 to look
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Comment The original meaning is presumably 'to see'
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Type Polysemy
Language Modern Greek
Lexeme βλέπω
Meaning 1 to give light (dialect) (Младенова 2002 76)
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Meaning 2 to look (Младенова 2002 76)
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Comment The source meaning is presumably that of 'to see'
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Type Cognates
Language 1 Lithuanian
Language 2 Old Slavonic
Lexeme 1 žėrėti
Lexeme 2 зьрѣти
Meaning 1 to shine [Фасмер 2, 105-106]
Meaning 2 to look [СС, p. 242]
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