Number of realizations

3

alive

active

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme živoj
Meaning 1 alive Эта рыбка еще живая.
"This fish is still alive."
Direction
Meaning 2 vivacious Он очень живой ребенок.
"He is a very lively child."
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Comment Cf. also Pol. żуć 'live' - żwawy 'lively, quick' and Bel. жвавы Protoslav. *žьvavъjь < *žiti (Varbot 1997: 36).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Mongolian (Khalkha)
Lexeme am'd
Meaning 1 alive үхсэн буурын толгойноос амьд ат айв гэгч
"a living castrated camel is frightened even by the head of the dead uncastrated camel"
Direction
Meaning 2 quick, nimble
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Comment БАМРС. The stem has been derived from the word амь 'life'.
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language French
Lexeme vif
Meaning 1 alive être brûlé vif
"to be burnt alive"
Direction
Meaning 2 active, quick un élève vif
"an active pupil"
Reference Larousse online
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