Number of realizations

5

amber

electricity

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Welsh
Lexeme gwefr
Meaning 1 amber
Direction
Meaning 2 electricity
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Comment Along with the word trydan 'electricity'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme electricus
Meaning 1 amber
Direction
Meaning 2 electric
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Comment The Latin word goes back to the Anc. Greek ἤλεκτρον 'amber'. The term has been coined by the English physicist William Gilbert (1544 - 1603) in his work "De Magnete, Magneticisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure" (1600). Название дано благодаря наблюдением над электризацией янтаря трением.
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Icelandic
Lexeme 1 raf
Lexeme 2 rafmagn
Meaning 1 amber
Direction
Meaning 2 electricity Vélin gengur fyrir rafmagni
"The motor runs on electricity"
Reference ISLEX
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Comment Lit. 'the force of amber'. Also rafgeymir 'battery', lit. 'the keeper of amber'.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Arabic
Lexeme kahrabā
Meaning 1 amber
Direction
Meaning 2 electricity
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Comment From the Pers. kahrubā 'amber', lit. 'stealing hay'. Also from Pers. Is also the Turk. kehribar, kehlibar 'amber, electricity', Kurd. kahrbā, kahrūbā 'amber, electricity'. Цаболов 1, 529-530
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Ancient Hebrew
Language 2 Modern Hebrew
Lexeme xašmal
Meaning 1 amber
Direction
Meaning 2 electricity
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