Shift #9

to search, to look for → to try, to attempt

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Type Polysemy
Language Hungarian
Lexeme keres
Meaning 1 look for something, seek something
Direction
Meaning 2 demand (something from someone)
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
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Type Polysemy
Language Hupa
Lexeme wûn-
Meaning 1 pursue or seek something
Direction
Meaning 2 attempt something by persistent effort
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Indonesian
Lexeme mencari
Meaning 1 look for
Direction
Meaning 2 try for
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme motomeru
Meaning 1 look for
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Sumerian
Lexeme kin, kin-kin
Meaning 1 look for
Direction
Meaning 2 aim at, attempt something
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tamil
Lexeme tēṭu
Meaning 1 seek, search for
Direction
Meaning 2 inquire after, try (as to do a thing)
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme ζητέω
Meaning 1 to seek, search after, look for
Direction
Meaning 2 to strive for, desire, wish οὐκ ἔτι ἐζήτησαν τό προσωτέρω τῆς Ἑλλάδος ἀπικόμενοι ἐκμαθέειν
"(Persians) no longer tried to get deeper into Greece for reconnaissance"
Reference LSJ
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Comment LSJ 756
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme cercare
Meaning 1 to look for
Meaning 2 to try cerca di fare presto
"Try to finish as soon as possible"
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Comment Transitive in meaning А, in meaning B the case making is - <who: NOM; verb di + INF>
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Modern Greek
Lexeme γυρεύω
Meaning 1 to look for, to seek
Direction
Meaning 2 to try, to make efforts
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Comment Хориков, Малев: 231
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Vietnamese
Lexeme tìm
Meaning 1 look for
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Khmer
Lexeme rɔ:k
Meaning 1 look for
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Borrowing
Language 1 Hausa
Language 2 Haddiya
Lexeme 1 biδa
Lexeme 2 bu'n
Meaning 1 seek
Direction
Meaning 2 taste, try
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Korean
Lexeme kwu hata
Meaning 1 looks for, seeks
Direction
Meaning 2 tries
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme ḫaśaśa
Meaning 1 seek, look for taḫaśśəśomu wa-ʔi-tərakkəbomu (Jes. 41:12)
"She is looking for them and she does not find them"
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Meaning 2 study, pursue diligently, desire, wish ʔi-təḫśəś tāʔmər (Herm. p.)
"do not try to know, do not strive for knowing (LLA 585)"
Reference
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Comment Haser 2000, 182; LGz. 266
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Estonian
Lexeme ot'sima
Meaning 1 look for
Direction
Meaning 2 try
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Comment Haser 2000, 182
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Norwegian
Lexeme søke
Meaning 1 to search, to look for søker De noen her?
"are you looking for someone here?"
Direction
Meaning 2 to try, to attempt boka søker å gi en framstilling av livet i storbyslummen
"the book tries to represent life in the slums of a big city"
Reference BO
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Type Polysemy
Language Danish
Lexeme søge
Meaning 1 to search, to look for
Direction
Meaning 2 to try, to attempt søge at hindre
"to try to hinder"
Reference DDO
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Swedish
Lexeme söka
Meaning 1 to search, to look for han sökte efter boken i bokhyllan
"he was looking for the book in the bookcase"
Direction
Meaning 2 to try, to attempt hon sökte vinna hans tillit
"she tried to earn his confidence"
Reference SAO
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme chercher
Meaning 1 to search, to look for chercher une facture égarée
"to look for a lost bill"
Direction
Meaning 2 to try, to attempt chercher à séduire quelqu'un
"to try to seduce someone"
Reference Larousse online
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