Shift #782

brilliant, glaring → clever

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Type Polysemy
Language Syriac
Lexeme nahir
Meaning 1 light, bright, shining, clear šemšā nahirā 'shining sun'
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Meaning 2 'enlightened, wise, far-seeing, clear-sighted' ṭalyā nahirā 'an intelligent boy'
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Comment Payne Smith 329
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Type Polysemy
Language Tigre
Lexeme bārəh
Meaning 1 'shining, bright, clean'
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Meaning 2 'clever'
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Comment (LH 274)
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Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme bright
Meaning 1 shining, glittering the bright lights
"the bright lights"
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Meaning 2 smart bright student; bright idea
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Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Classical Arabic
Language 2 Modern Written Arabic
Lexeme ʔalmaʕ-u
Meaning 1 brightly shining, sparkling, flashing, glowing as-sikkīn-u ʔalmaʕ-u mina l-barḳ-i fī l-ɣamām-i
"‘a knife which is more shiny than a lightning in the clouds’"
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Meaning 2 sagacious, smart, shrewd, clever, bright, intelligent
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Comment WKAS 1422; Wehr 1031
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme brilliant
Meaning 1 brilliant, glaring
Direction
Meaning 2 intelligent
Reference Sweetser 1990 40
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