to ache it's a pity 3 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme 1 bälla
Lexeme 2 yəblaññ
Meaning 1 to itch ḳʷəslu bällaw 'his wound is itching'
Direction
Meaning 2 lit. 'it itches me' -'expression of sadn yəblaññ lantä 'I am sorry for you'
Reference
Comment (K 857). The original meaning of the verb is 'to eat'.
ACCEPTED Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language Czech
Lexeme bolet
Meaning 1 to hurt, to ache [Павлович 1976: 35] bolí mĕ v krku
my throat is aching
Direction
Meaning 2 to be unpleasant (to smn) bolí mĕ, že …
it is a shame [unpleasant], that ...
Reference
Comment In other Slavic languages only 'ache (what, to whom)'. Cf. The Rus. мне больно смотреть на то, как завод приходит в упадок (It is painful for me to see how the factory is falling into decay).
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Hungarian
Lexeme fáj
Meaning 1 to ache

fáj a feje


(s)he has a headache

Direction
Meaning 2 it's a pity (expression of sadness)

Nekem is fáj, hogy már búcsúzni kell.


It's a pity for me that it is already time to say goodbye.

Reference MEK 1978
Comment