Shift #776

womb → to feel pity

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Realization
Type Derivation
Language Arabic
Lexeme 1 raḥim-, riḥm-
Lexeme 2 rḥm
Meaning 1 uterus, womb
Direction
Meaning 2 to feel pity
Reference
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Comment BK 1:838, Lane 1055-56. Both the noun and the verb go back to Proto-Semitic. Presumably, the semantic shift womb > to pity, to be merciful took place in Proto-Semitic. See Майзель 1983:221-222; Kogan - Militarev 2003.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Syriac
Lexeme 1 ḥannūtā
Lexeme 2 ḥan(n)
Meaning 1 uterus, womb
Direction
Meaning 2 to be gracious
Reference
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Comment Brock. 242. Both the noun and the verb go back to Proto-Semitic. Presumably, the semantic shift womb > to pity, to be merciful took place in Proto-Semitic. See Майзель 1983:221-222; Kogan - Militarev 2003.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Hittite
Lexeme genzu
Meaning 1 lap; genitalia
Direction
Meaning 2 love, friendliness
Reference
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Comment Tischler 555. See Kogan - Militarev 2003.