Shift #778

bone → great

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Realization
Type Derivation
Language Arabic
Lexeme 1 ʕaẓm-
Lexeme 2 ʕẓm
Meaning 1 bone
Meaning 2 to be great, important, awful
Reference
Related Languages
Comment BK I 293. See Kogan - Militarev 2003. Both lexemes go back to Proto-Semitic (the verb is reconstructed with three meanings: 'to be big, large, numerous', 'to be sturdy, strong, powerful', 'to be fearsome'.
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Ancient Hebrew
Language 2 Geez
Lexeme 1 gerem
Lexeme 2 garama
Meaning 1 bone gərāmāw kī-məṭīl barzel
"its (Leviathan's) bones are like iron poles (Job 40:18)"
Meaning 2 to be great, awful wa-za-yəgarrəm ʔəm-nagaśta mədr
"and who is greater than the kings of the earth (Ps. 75:13)"
Reference
Related Languages
Comment HALAT 195; LLA 1153. See Kogan - Militarev 2003. Both lexemes go back to Proto-Semitic. The meaning of the verb is reconstructed on the Proto-Semitic level as 'to be sturdy, strong', 'to be big, corpulent', 'to be fearsome, to intimidate'