long (size) high (size), tall 9 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme 1 nawāḫ, nawiḫ
Lexeme 2 nawaḫ, nawiḫ
Meaning 1 long ḥabl nawāḫ 'a long rope' (Jes. 5:18)
Direction
Meaning 2 high, tall dabr nawiḫ 'a high mountain' (Hen. 25:3);
Reference
Comment (LLA 674).
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme ṭawīl-
Meaning 1 long
Direction
Meaning 2 tall, high
Reference Lane: 1897
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme τᾰνᾰός
Meaning 1 long
Direction
Meaning 2 high ἀστάχυες τᾰνᾰός
'high corn heads'
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Fula
Lexeme juunta
Meaning 1 to be long
Direction
Meaning 2 to be tall
Reference
Comment ФРФС 281
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Tigre
Language 2 Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme 1 rayim
Lexeme 2 rām
Meaning 1 long
Direction
Meaning 2 high ʕal-hehārīm hā-rāmīm wə-ʕal-ha-ggəbāʕot wə-taḥat kol-ʕēṣ raʕănān (Dt 12:2); (Ps. 113:4)
'on the high mountains and on the hills and under each green tree; the God is high above all the peoples, his might is above the heaven'
Reference
Comment LH 161; HAL 1122. The meaning in the Proto-Semitic is difficult to reconstruct; the meaning B can be original.
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme räǧǧəm
Meaning 1 long, lengthy räǧǧəm əgər 'long legs';
Direction
Meaning 2 high, tall niwyork wəsṭ bəzzu räǧaǧǧəm hənṣawočč allu 'There are many high buildings in New York';
Reference
Comment (K 405; Leslau 1973:580).
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme arku
Meaning 1 long ištēn eṣa[m] taskar[inn]am arkam ... dinima 'give me one long boxwood log'
Direction
Meaning 2 tall šumma ina āli GÍD.DA.MEš MIN ‚if there are many tall people in a town’;
Reference
Comment (CAD 283-285).
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Chaha
Lexeme gänäfä-
Meaning 1 be long
Direction
Meaning 2 be tall
Reference
Comment (LGur. I 56).
ACCEPTED Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme dlinnyj
Meaning 1 long a. Длинная улица 'Long street'. b. Длинный забор 'Long fence'. c. Длинное платье 'Long dress'. d. Длинный путь 'Long way'.
Direction
Meaning 2 tall Смотри, какой Петя длинный вымахал!
'Just look how Petya has grown up, he is so tall!'
Reference
Comment colloquial use