Number of realizations

4

to greet

to kiss

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Old Slavonic
Lexeme цѣловати
Meaning 1 to greet
Direction
Meaning 2 to kiss
Reference
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Comment Ст.-слав. сл. 772, ЭССЯ 3, 179-180
Realization
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Latin
Language 2 Romanian
Lexeme 1 salutare
Lexeme 2 a săruta
Meaning 1 to greet
Direction
Meaning 2 to kiss
Reference
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Comment Possible influence of the Slavic languages . Cf., however, Old Spanish. saludar ‘to greet’ and ‘to kiss’.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Geez
Lexeme ʔamməḫa
Meaning 1 to greet fannawomu ḫaba salomon yaʔamməḫəwwo ‘he sent them to Solomon so that they greet him’
Direction
Meaning 2 to kiss taʔamməḫ lita ʔaʔdāwihu həyyanta ʔafa ziʔaya ‘you will kiss for me my hands instead of my mouth’
Reference
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Comment LLA 734. Dillmann gives the meaning 'to kiss' as the original.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Soqotri
Lexeme šərɛ́ʔiš
Meaning 1 to greet wa-tóʔo ʔérəḥ díʔyhən ḳáʕar ṭáhɛr ṣál’əḥ yəšrɛʔyhən ʔe-díʔyhe bɛ́bɛ wa-díʔyhe bíyyo ‘When they got home, Saleh went to greet his father and his mother’ (CSOL I 22:72)
Direction
Meaning 2 to kiss ʔədɛ́fo ḥe ḷə-ḥa wa-šərɛʔyho tho di-ḥa di-náṣar ʔɛ́hɛ di-ḥa ‘She drew me near to her and kissed me here, on one of my cheeks’ (CSOL I 18:11)
Reference LS page 391
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Comment CSOL I 631. The original meaning is 'to greet', the verb is derived from ríʔiš ‘to ask’ (CSOL I 630, LS 391), literally meaning 'to ask someone about his health' > 'to greet'