Shift #890

bone → tribe

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Type Derivation
Language Mongolian (Khalkha)
Lexeme 1 yas
Lexeme 2 yastan
Meaning 1 bone
Meaning 2 nationality
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Type Polysemy
Language Tuvan
Lexeme сөөк
Meaning 1 bone
Meaning 2 tribe, clan, nationality, people
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Comment Possibly a Mongolian calque.
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Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme aṭənt
Meaning 1 bone läwəššaw aṭənt səṭṭäw
"'give the dog a bone!' (Leslau 1973:128)"
Meaning 2 origin, family aṭənt yasfälləgal;
"'descent from a good family (lit. 'bone') is necessary' (K 1339)"
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Comment (K 1339). Cf. also Tigre ʕaṣəm 'bone; kinsman' (LH 491)