Shift #847

wizard, magician → physician

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Type Cognates
Language 1 Bulgarian
Language 2 Russian
Lexeme vrač
Meaning 1 wizard
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Meaning 2 doctor
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Comment Фасмер 1, 361. The source meaning is supposed to be that of 'sorcerer, magician'.
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Type Cognates
Language 1 Bulgarian
Language 2 Old Slavonic
Lexeme 1 baja
Lexeme 2 балии
Meaning 1 I am conjuring
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Meaning 2 doctor
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Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme agua
Meaning 1 to explain, to interpret (signs, dreams); to predict, to prophesy
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Meaning 2 to treat with medicine
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Comment Also the noun aguzi ‘interpretation (of signs, dreams)’; ‘predicting, foretelling’; pl. ‘medicines, remedies’, ‘magic potions’