Number of realizations

4

saffron (Crocus sativus)

yellow

Realization
Type Derivation
Language Soqotri
Lexeme 1 kérkham
Lexeme 2 kírkam
Meaning 1 saffron
Direction
Meaning 2 yellow
Reference LS page 225
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Comment Not quite clear whether Lexeme 1 actually denotes saffron or turmeric. For a discussion of the Soqotri terms and their cognates from other Semitic languages see Bulakh 2019:175-177.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Syriac
Lexeme 1 mūrēḳā
Lexeme 2 myarḳā
Meaning 1 saffron (Crocus sativus)
Direction
Meaning 2 yellow
Reference
Related Languages
Comment Brock. 309-10. The word meaning saffron is derived from the root meaning *wrḳ 'to be yellowish green' at the Protoaramaic level (the meaning of 'carthamus' has been developed only in Syrian, while 'saffron' has been registered in all Aramaic languages).
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme 1 pītikā
Lexeme 2 pītika
Meaning 1 saffron
Direction
Meaning 2 yellow
Reference
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Comment Кочергина 813
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Latin
Language 2 Catalan
Lexeme 1 crocum
Lexeme 2 groc
Meaning 1 saffron (Crocus sativus)
Direction
Meaning 2 yellow
Reference DIEC2
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Comment crocum is neuter form of crocus from Ancient Greek κρόκος. Also Sardinian grogu 'yellow'.