Number of realizations

7

miserable

poor

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme arm
Meaning 1 unhappy
Direction
Meaning 2 poor
Reference Duden page 47
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Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Czech
Lexeme bída
Meaning 1 trouble, misery [Павлович 1976: 31]
Direction
Meaning 2 poverty, misery, need
Reference
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Comment In Serb., Mac. 'беда' there are both meanings. In Bulg., Rus. 'беда' means only 'trouble'. In Pol. bieda means only 'poverty'. Cf. Rus. Бедный (poor).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme misère
Meaning 1 misfortune, trouble; misery, failure; suffering
Direction
Meaning 2 poverty, misery, need vivre dans la misère
"to live in poverty"
Reference Robert historique page 2251
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Comment Borrowed from Lat. miseria 'misfortuner' in 12th century. The meaning 1 has become obsolete.
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language Russian
Lexeme бедный
Meaning 1 misfortune
Direction
Meaning 2 poverty
Reference Sreznevskij page 215
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme pauvre
Meaning 1 unhappy, miserable Mon pauvre mari le disait bien.
"My poor husband said that."
Direction
Meaning 2 poor Ses parents étaient trop pauvres pour qu'il fasse des études.
"His parents were too poor to let him study."
Reference Larousse online
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Comment Lat. pauper has only the meaning 'poor'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Hungarian
Lexeme szegény
Meaning 1 miserable Szegény kis gyermek, nem hagyják játszani!
"Poor little child, they do not let him play!"
Direction
Meaning 2 poor szegény, mint a templom egere
"as poor as a church mouse"
Reference MEK 1978
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme poor
Meaning 1 miserable Poor kid, he’s had a rough day.
Direction
Meaning 2 poor Her family were so poor they couldn’t afford to buy her new clothes.
Reference LDOCE
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