Shift #83

to pull → to row (with oars)

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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Gagauz
Lexeme çek-
Meaning 1 to pull, to draw, to drag
Direction
Meaning 2 to row
Reference Gajdarži et al. 1973 536
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Comment The same in Turkish çek- ср. kürek çek- 'to row with oars' Baskakov 1977, 177. It possibly belongs to a more general path type 'to pull' - 'to hit, to strike', i.e. to row = to strike with paddles. Cf. sopa çek- to beat with a stick.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme vuta
Meaning 1 to pull, to draw, to drag
Direction
Meaning 2 to row (with oars) vuta makasia
"to row with oars"
Reference Polikanov
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Comment Reichenbach 1967, 615. Only in construction vuta makasia