to take prisoner to charm, to delight 7 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme marräkä
Meaning 1 to capture, to take prisoners
Meaning 2 to charm, to attract
Comment [K 189] (the original meaning is that of 'take prisoner'; Cf. Ge'ez māhraka 'take as booty, plunder, loot, rob, pillage' [LGz. 334]
ACCEPTED Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme captivate
Meaning 1 to capture, to take prisoners
Meaning 2 to delight, to charm Her beauty captivated him
Her beauty captivated him (Гальперин, Англо-Русский словарь, 1979. стр. 218)
Comment Meaning А is obsolete. Cf.also captivating 'пленительный, очаровательный'.
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Semantic evolution
Language French
Lexeme ravir
Meaning 1 to steal, to carry away, to deprive of smth by force
Meaning 2 to delight, to charm être ravi
to be delighted
ACCEPTED Realization 4
Type Cognates
Language 1 Old Slavonic
Language 2 Russian
Lexeme 1 въсхытити
Lexeme 2 voshitit'
Meaning 1 to grasp, to seize, to kidnap насъ въсхытивъше ведете (Старославянский словарь, 157)
Meaning 2 to make admire Он меня совершенно восхитил.
I felt a perfect admiration for him.
Comment ###ИГ
ACCEPTED Realization 5
Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme a cuceri
Meaning 1 to conquer, to capture, to take hold a cuceri cetatea
to occupy a fortress
Meaning 2 to cause sympathy
Reference DEX98
Comment cf. the adjective cuceritor 'charming': zâmbet cuceritor 'charming smile'. From Latin *conquaerĕre < conquirĕre
ACCEPTED Realization 6
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme plenit'
Meaning 1 to capture Противник был окружен и пленен.
The enemy was encircled and captured
Meaning 2 to charm Ее взор меня пленил.
I was captivated by her look.
Comment Ожегов. Стр. 523.
ACCEPTED Realization 7
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme zahvatit'
Meaning 1 to capture захватить заложников
to take hostages
Meaning 2 to enthrall работа меня захватила
the work absorbed me
Comment Cf. Also захватывающий (absorbing)