Number of realizations

7

fun, gaiety

wedding

Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language Belarusan
Lexeme вяселле (vjasjéllje)
Meaning 1 fun
Direction
Meaning 2 wedding
Reference GSBM page 3 142
Related Languages
Comment ESBM 2, 324 Old spelling веселье, весэле, вэсэлье. In modern language вяселле only 'wedding'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Farsi
Lexeme شادی šādi
Meaning 1 happiness, cheer با شادی bā šādi
"with joy"
Direction
Meaning 2 wedding
Reference Rubinčik 1970 page 84
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Comment ПРС 491.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme faraḥ-
Meaning 1 'Joy, mirth, or gladness; or happiness'
Direction
Meaning 2 A festivity, or merry-making; particularly on the ocasion of a marriage
Reference Lane page 2361
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Comment Also in Modern Written Arabic (Wehr 822).
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Old East Slavic
Lexeme веселье
Meaning 1 fun, gaiety Кому Бѣлое озеро, а мнѣ чернѣе смолы; кому веселие, а мнѣ плач горкии
"To somebody White Lake, and to me blacker than tar; who have fun, but I have crying bitter (The Prayer of Daniil Zatochnik)"
Direction
Meaning 2 wedding Послы московские дары королевскому величеству и королеве подносили имяновали на веселие... в законномъ браку здравствовали (Куранты, XVII)
"Moscow ambassadors presented gifts to royal majesty and queen for a wedding, congratulated on legal marriage (The Kuranty, XVII c.)"
Reference SRJa XI-XVII page 2 112
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Comment Also брачное веселье 'wedding'
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language Ukrainian
Lexeme весiлля (vesíllja)
Meaning 1 fun, gaiety
Direction
Meaning 2 wedding
Reference ESUM page 1 142
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Comment Second meaning appears no later than the second half of the 15th century. In Modern language only second meaning. Compare adjective веселий'merry, funny, cheerful'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme веселье (vesel'e)
Meaning 1 fun, gaiety
Direction
Meaning 2 wedding
Reference SRNG page 4 181
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Comment Second meaning widespread in dialects (Southern, Samara, Smolensk, Vologda, Middle Ural, Arkhangelsk), in Arkhangelsk and Sverdlovsk regions also '(evening) party'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Polish
Lexeme wesele
Meaning 1 fun, gaiety
Direction
Meaning 2 wedding złote wesele
"golden wedding anniversary"
Reference Gessen Stypula 1980 page 2 536
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Comment First meaning is now obsolete. Before XVI с. 'fun, gaiety', in XVI appears meaning 'feast' and from XVIII 'wedding feast' (Brückner 1927, 607)