Shift #774

to know → to copulate

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme ydʕ
Meaning 1 to know, to learn (HALAT 373-374) 1) Nehemia 13:10: w-ʔdʕ k-mənyot ha-ləwiyyim lo nittn;
"1) 'And I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given'; 2) 'He said to them, "Do you know Laban, Nahor's grandson?" "Yes, we know him," they answered'."
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Meaning 2 to have sexual relationship with smn (HALAT 373-374) Gn 4:1: wə-ha-ʔdm ydaʕ ʔet-hawwʔ ʔito wa-ttahar wa-ttled ʔet-ḳayin
"And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bore Cain"
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme lamādu
Meaning 1 to know (CAD l 53) lilmad arr blija anku itn ibati
"let the king know, I swear by god, I am alone!"
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Meaning 2 to have sexual relationship with smn (CAD l 53) mruu ilmasi
"His son ahd a sexual intercourse with her."
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme ʔaʔmara
Meaning 1 'to know' ʔaʔammər rəʔəsəya kama maret wa-ḥamad ʔana
"Job 42:6: 'Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.'"
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Meaning 2 'have sexual relations' wa-ʔi-yāʔmarā ʔəska waladat walda
"Matth. 1:25: 'but he (Joseph) had no union with her (Mary), until she gave birth to a son'"
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Comment LLA 729; LGz. 25