Shift #790

flat (adj) → simple

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme basīṭ-
Meaning 1 expanded and even, wide, spacious
Direction
Meaning 2 simple
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Comment (BK I 126; Lane 204)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme sahl-
Meaning 1 smooth, plain or level ʔarḍ- sahlat- ‘plain or level tract of land’
Direction
Meaning 2 easy sahl-u l-maḳādat-i ‘easy to be led’
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Comment (Lane 1453).
Realization
Type Borrowing
Language 1 French
Language 2 English
Lexeme plain
Meaning 1 flat, even
Direction
Meaning 2 simple, common in plain words
Reference The meaning of the French word has become obsolete.
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme afeles
Meaning 1 flat, smooth
Direction
Meaning 2 simple, easy
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