Number of realizations

9

white

silver

Realization
Type Derivation
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme 1 ʔabyaḍ-
Lexeme 2 bayḍāʔ-
Meaning 1 white
Direction
Meaning 2 silver
Reference BK page I 184
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Comment the lexeme bayḍāʔ- - is a nominalized feminine adjective, lit. 'white'; it is used mainly in poetic texts.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tibetan
Lexeme dkar-po
Meaning 1 white, bright
Direction
Meaning 2 silver
Reference Roerich page I 95
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Comment
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Old Turkic
Lexeme 1 aq
Lexeme 2 aqča
Meaning 1 white
Direction
Meaning 2 money, coin
Reference ESTJA page 1 116-117 120-121
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Comment 'white' → 'silver' → '(silver) coin'
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Hittite
Language 2 Latin
Lexeme 1 ḫarki
Lexeme 2 argenrum
Meaning 1 white; white of the egg or eye
Direction
Meaning 2 silver
Reference Kloekhorst 2008
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Comment The same Ancient Greek: ἀργός ‘white, bright’, ἄργυρος ‘silver’, Tocharian А. ārki ‘white’, Tocharian B ārkwi ‘white’, Armenian arcatʿ (արծաթ) ‘silver’, Breton arc'hant ‘money; silver’, Welsh arian, Old Irish argat, Irish Gaelic airgead, Manx argid, Scottish Gaelic airgead ‘silver’, ‘money’, Sanskrit árjuna ‘white, clear, bright’, ‘made of silver’, rajat, rajatá ‘white’, ‘silver’, Avestian ǝrǝzata ‘silver’, Old Persian ardata ‘silver’, Oscan aragetud ‘silver’ (abl.sg.), Faliscan arcentelom ‘small silver coin’ (acc. sg.). The Hittite word possibly also have the meaning of ‘silver’. Ivanov 1983, 8; Gamkrelidze, Ivanov 1984, 713, Mallory 1984, Kroonen 2013, Martirosyan 2010, De Vaan 2008, ESIJa 1, 231, Adams 2013
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme blanc
Meaning 1 white des lilas blancs
"white lilies"
Direction
Meaning 2 a name for a small silver coin
Reference CNRTL
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Comment Gr.Rob. 2, 19
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Evenki
Lexeme 1 багдама (bagdama)
Lexeme 2 bagdama
Meaning 1 white
Direction
Meaning 2 silver bagdam mengur
"silver money"
Reference Vasilevič 1958 page 47
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme rajata
Meaning 1 whitish, silver-coloured, silvery rajataṃ hiraṇyam
"‘whitish gold’ i.e. silver"
Direction
Meaning 2 silver, made of silver
Reference MW page 863 1
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme arjuna
Meaning 1 white, clear (the colour of the day, RV. vi, 9, 1 ; of the dawn, RV. i, 49, 3 ; of the lightning; of the milk; of silver, &c.)
Direction
Meaning 2 made of silver, AV. iv, 37, 4
Reference MW page 90 1
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Cuoi (Thổ)
Lexeme pa:k.31
Meaning 1 white
Direction
Meaning 2 silver
Reference IDS
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Comment CLICS-3