head boss 26 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Armenian
Lexeme glux (գլուխ)
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 leader, chief
Reference Galstjan 1984: 160
Comment
NEW Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language Arosi
Lexeme bwau-
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief, leader
Reference ACD
Comment
NEW Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Batsbi
Lexeme kortô
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 head, chief, leader, director, instructor
Reference Bertlani (ed.) 2013: 388
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 4
Type Polysemy
Language Buriat
Lexeme толгой
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 head, master, leader
Reference Čeremisov 1973: 425-426
Comment
NEW Realization 5
Type Polysemy
Language Croatian
Lexeme glava
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 boss
Reference HJP
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 6
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme head
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 head, boss head of the department
head of the department
Reference Koptjevskaja-Tamm 2008: 27
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 7
Type Polysemy
Language Farsi
Lexeme سر sar
Meaning 1 head سرش درد ميكند sar-aš dard mikonad
he has a headache
Direction
Meaning 2 head, boss
Reference Rubinčik 1970: 2, 26
Comment В значении "старший, главный" употребляется в первой части в сложных словах
ACCEPTED Realization 8
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme rəʔs
Meaning 1 head təḳbāʔ rəʔəsaka wataḫaḍab gaṣṣaka Matth. 6:17: 'let you anoint your head and wash your face'
Direction
Meaning 2 chief (leader) rəʔsa kāhənāt 'the head of the priests';
Reference
Comment LGz. 459; LLA 294-295.
ACCEPTED Realization 9
Type Derivation
Language Hungarian
Lexeme fej
Meaning 1 head fejbe ütni
to hit somebody on the head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief az állam feje
head of state
Reference Gal’di 1987: 214, 252-253
Comment Also adjective fő 'main, principal' and 'chief' (családfő 'head of the family', kormánifő 'head of the government') derivated from fej
ACCEPTED Realization 10
Type Semantic evolution
Language Icelandic
Lexeme höfuð
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief
Reference Berkov et al. 1962
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 11
Type Polysemy
Language Khmer
Lexeme kba:l
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 head, chief
Reference Gorgoniev 1984: 89
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 12
Type Polysemy
Language Kildin Saami
Lexeme вуэййв
Meaning 1 head выгклэ вӯйвэнѣ
to shake one's head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief, chairman сыййт Совеhт вуэййв
the chairman of the village council
Reference Kuruč 1985: 60
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 13
Type Polysemy
Language Komi
Lexeme юр
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 head, superior овмöсса юр
the master of the household
Reference Beznosikova et al. 2000: 775
Comment also юрлысь 'head' (юрлысь Коми Республикаса 'The Head of the Komi Republic')
ACCEPTED Realization 14
Type Polysemy
Language Lak
Lexeme bak'
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 leader, boss аьралуннал бакI
the army leader
Reference
Comment (Khajdakov 1962: 50). Cf. the derivative бакIчи 'leader, head, chief' (p. 51).
ACCEPTED Realization 15
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Latin
Language 2 French
Lexeme 1 caput
Lexeme 2 chef
Meaning 1 head oscitat in campis caput a cervice revulsum
the head torn off from its neck gapes on the ground (Ennius)
Direction
Meaning 2 chief chef d'entreprise
director, leader of an enterprise
Reference Robert historique: 719-724
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 16
Type Polysemy
Language Lezgian
Lexeme q’il
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 head, leader колхоздин кьил
the director of a collective farm
Reference LezgRus: 203-204
Comment The same in Tabassaran (КIУЛ), cf. (TabRus 214).
ACCEPTED Realization 17
Type Polysemy
Language Mandarin Chinese
Lexeme shǒu
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 head, leader, chief, originator
Reference BKRS: 2791
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 18
Type Derivation
Language Nganasan
Lexeme 1 ңойбуо
Lexeme 2 ңойбу
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief
Reference NMS: 2039, 2042
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 19
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 голова (golova)
Lexeme 2 golova
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief городской голова
mayor
Reference MAS
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 20
Type Polysemy
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme mūrdhán
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief (applied to persons)
Reference MW
Comment MW 826
NEW Realization 21
Type Polysemy
Language Serbian
Lexeme глава (glava)
Meaning 1 head

Uvek me boli glava kad je ovakvo vreme.


I always get a headache when the weather is like this.

Direction
Meaning 2 boss, leader

глава државе


leader of state 

Reference CLARIN.SI Vujanitsh et al. 2007: 194
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 22
Type Polysemy
Language Swahili
Lexeme kichwa
Meaning 1 head kichwa wazi
with uncovered head
Direction
Meaning 2 leader
Reference
Comment Polikanov
NEW Realization 23
Type Polysemy
Language Thai
Lexeme ˈhǔa
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 boss
Reference Morev 1964: 831
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 24
Type Polysemy
Language Udmurt
Lexeme йыр
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 chief (n.)
Reference Kirillova 2008
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 25
Type Polysemy
Language Uzbek
Lexeme бош
Meaning 1 head
Meaning 2 head, boss бош инженер
chief engineer
Reference
Comment The same in Gagauz баш (ГРМС 75).
ACCEPTED Realization 26
Type Derivation
Language Yaqui (Hiaki)
Lexeme 1 kova
Lexeme 2 kovanao
Meaning 1 head
Direction
Meaning 2 governor, leader of a religious society
Reference Dictionary Yaqui: 82-83
Comment