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to ask, beg

to ask, inquire

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme saʔala
Meaning 1 to ask, to beg, to demand, ro require, to implore ʔi-təsʔal baḫaba ʔəgziʔabəḥer mangəśta 'don't ask the God for a kingdom' (Sir. 7:4)
Direction
Meaning 2 to ask, inquire wa-təbe ʔəmmassa kamazə hallawanni ʔəkun la-mənt lita zəntu wa-ḥorat təsʔal ḫaba ʔəgziʔabəḥer 'and she said: if I am going to be like this, why is this to me?' and she went to inquire the God' (Gen. 25:22)
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Comment (LLA 375).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme pedir
Meaning 1 to ask
Direction
Meaning 2 to aks (rare)
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Comment Narumov 1995: 572
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Jarawara
Lexeme aate na
Meaning 1 ask a question Rosira aate onahabone oke, mata.
"I'll ask Lucilia."
Meaning 2 ask for, E ka kanawaba aate onabana oke
"Let's ask the Brazilians for a"
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Comment JED 49.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Komi
Lexeme юасьны
Meaning 1 to ask for permission
Direction
Meaning 2 to ask став олысьлысь юасьны
"to ask questions about everything"
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Comment КомиРС 770
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 prosit'
Lexeme 2 sprašivat'
Meaning 1 to ask
Meaning 2 to ask
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme ἐρωτάω
Meaning 1 to ask
Meaning 2 to ask (to do smth, smth, for smn)
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Comment LSJ 695-696
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme ask
Meaning 1 to ask
Meaning 2 to ask He asked a favour of me.
"He asked me for a favour"
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme demander
Meaning 1 to ask, beg demander de l'argent à quelqu'un
"to ask for money"
Direction
Meaning 2 to ask, inquire Demande-lui comment il s'appelle
"Ask him what his name is"
Reference Larousse online
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme ḥatätä
Meaning 1 to request, beseech, sue for, solicit
Direction
Meaning 2 to ask, question, interrogate, quiz
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Comment (KT 230).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Meadow Mari
Lexeme йодаш
Meaning 1 to ask, beg полышым йодаш, каҥашым йодаш
"to ask for help, to ask for advice"
Direction
Meaning 2 to ask, inquire «Мичу, тый задачым ыштенат мо?» – йодо Эрик.
""Michu, have you solved the problem?" Eric asked."
Reference Marij jylme muter
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Hill Mari
Lexeme ядаш
Meaning 1 to ask, beg
Direction
Meaning 2 to ask, inquire
Reference Savatkova 2008
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