Shift #818

to taste — to check, test

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme probovat'
Meaning 1 to taste пробовать суп
"'to taste soup'"
Direction
Meaning 2 to subject to a test пробовать лед
"'to check the ice (whether it is strong enough)'"
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Comment Cp. also such derivatives as опробовать 'to subject to a test, to use for the first time'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Arabic
Lexeme d̲āḳa
Meaning 1 to taste d̲uḳtu ṭ-ṭaʕām-a ‘I tasted the food’
Direction
Meaning 2 to try, to test d̲uḳtu fulān-an 'I tried or tested such a one';
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Comment BK I 789; Lane 988