Number of realizations

11

to float

to soar

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Khmer
Lexeme sat
Meaning 1 to float
Direction
Meaning 2 to float (in air)
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Comment Gorgoniev 1984, 700
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tibetan
Lexeme aphyo-ba
Meaning 1 float freely, to toss (on water)
Direction
Meaning 2 to float (in air)
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Comment Рерих VI, 141. The word means also 'fish'.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Khmer
Lexeme ɒndaet
Meaning 1 to surface, to float (on the surface or with the current)
Direction
Meaning 2 to float (in air)
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Comment Gorgoniev 1984, 813
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Khmer
Lexeme rɔsat
Meaning 1 to float
Direction
Meaning 2 to drift, to float
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Comment Gorgoniev 1984, 582
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Mandarin Chinese
Lexeme yóu (游)
Meaning 1 to swim, to float Yóuguò duì'àn (游过对岸), yú zài shuǐ lǐ yóu (鱼在水里游 )
"to swim across to the other side; fish swimming in the water"
Direction
Meaning 2 to soar, to hover, to drift in the air, to fly Yóu yún (游云); yóu lóng (游龙)
"floating cloud; flying dragon"
Reference BKRS
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Comment semantic 水 'water' + phonetic 斿 (Old Chinese *lu)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Komi
Lexeme гӧвкъявны
Meaning 1 to float юас гӧвкъялӧ бензин кень
"a thin layer of gasoline floats on the surface of the river"
Direction
Meaning 2 to drift in the air туй вылын лун-лун гӧвкъяліс бус
"dust swept over the road all day"
Reference Beznosikova et al. 2000
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Komi
Lexeme кӧвкъявны
Meaning 1 to float on the surface of any liquid (about oil, fats)
Direction
Meaning 2 (dialect) to drift in the air
Reference Beznosikova et al. 2000
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Portuguese
Lexeme volante
Meaning 1 floating
Direction
Meaning 2 flying
Reference Feerštejn Starec 2005
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme galleggiare
Meaning 1 to float, keep, or have the ability to keep, on the surface of a liquid, a mass of water il sughero, il ghiaccio, l’olio galleggia; un tronco d’albero galleggiava sul fiume
"cork, ice, oil floats; a tree trunk floated on the river"
Direction
Meaning 2 referring to an aerostat, stay suspended in the air without going up or down
Reference Vocabolario Treccani
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme tadayou (漂う)
Meaning 1 to float 波間に漂う船 namima ni tadayou fune; 水のなかに漂うクラゲ mizu no naka ni tadayou kurage
"a boat drifting on the waves; a jellyfish floating in water"
Direction
Meaning 2 to float (in the air) 風に吹かれて漂う雲 kaze ni fukarete tadayou kumo
"a floating cloud, blown by the wind"
Reference BCCWJ
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme ukabu
Meaning 1 to float 水面にいっぱい花びらが浮かんでいた suimen ni ippai hanabira ga ukande ita
"lots of petals were floating on the water"
Direction
Meaning 2 to float (in the air) 青空に薄い雲が浮かんでいた aozora ni usui kumo ga ukande ita
"thin clouds were floating in the sky"
Reference BCCWJ
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