big great 17 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme grand
Meaning 1 big, large grande foule
'a big crowd'
Direction
Meaning 2 great grand poète
'a great poet'
Reference CNRTL
Comment Tuebingen team (ID 2)
ACCEPTED Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme ʕabiy/ʕabi
Meaning 1 'big, huge, large'
Direction
Meaning 2 'great' ʕabi säb
''gentleman, personage, bigwig, big shot' (KT 1876)'
Reference
Comment (KT 1876)
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme mare
Meaning 1 big, large Literă mare
'capital (letter)'
Direction
Meaning 2 great Ştefan cel mare
'Stephen the Great'
Reference DEX98
Comment DEX98
ACCEPTED Realization 4
Type Polysemy
Language Turkish
Lexeme büyük
Meaning 1 big, large, massive
Direction
Meaning 2 great, mighty, important büyük duka
'grand duke'
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 5
Type Polysemy
Language Osetin
Lexeme styr
Meaning 1 big, large
Direction
Meaning 2 great
Reference
Comment Абаев 3, 158-159
ACCEPTED Realization 6
Type Semantic evolution
Language 1 Old East Slavic
Language 2 Russian
Lexeme 1 великий
Lexeme 2 velikij
Meaning 1 big, large Привалиша камень великъ къ двьремъ гробу. (Срезневский 1: 235)
'They closed the entrance to the tomb with a huge stone. (Sreznevsky 1: 235)'
Direction
Meaning 2 great Великий человек
'a great man'
Reference
Comment In Old Russian the meaning 'great' was already present. In modern Russian the meaning 'big' is practically lost.
ACCEPTED Realization 7
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme təlləḳ
Meaning 1 big (size) təlləḳ bet wəsṭ yənorallu 'they live in a big house' (Leslau 1973:113)
Direction
Meaning 2 great (in importance) yäzzih ṭäḳlay gəzat gäžži təlləḳ säw näw 'The governor of this province is a great man' (Leslau 1973:535);
Reference
Comment (K 957).
ACCEPTED Realization 8
Type Polysemy
Language Akkadian
Lexeme rabû
Meaning 1 large 1 kirri kaspim rabīm-ma leḳe-ma
'take one large silver vessel '
Direction
Meaning 2 majestic, grand, important [d Ni]ntu bēltum rabītum
'Nintu, the great lady'
Reference
Comment CAD r 26-27
ACCEPTED Realization 9
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Hebrew
Lexeme gādōl
Meaning 1 big, tall wa-yyəbrāʔ ʔĕlōhīm ʔet-ha-ttannīnim ha-ggədōlīm 'and God created the big snakes' (Gn 1:21)
Direction
Meaning 2 mighty, important ʔēnnennū gādōl ba-bbayit hazzē mimmennī 'he is not bigger in this house than I' (Gn. 39:9),
Reference
Comment (HALAT 170).
ACCEPTED Realization 10
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme kabīr-
Meaning 1 big
Direction
Meaning 2 great
Reference
Comment (Lane 2586).
ACCEPTED Realization 11
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme gross
Meaning 1 big, large grosses Passagierflugzeug
'big passenger plane'
Direction
Meaning 2 great Peter der Grosse
'Peter the Great'
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 12
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme μέγας
Meaning 1 big, large
Direction
Meaning 2 great μέγας Ζεύς, μεγάλαι θεαί; μέγας βασιλεύς; οἱ μεγάλοι Δαναοί
'grand Zeus, grand godesses (i.e. Demetra and Persephone), grand king (generally Xerxes), Danaos leaders'
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 13
Type Polysemy
Language Azerbaijani
Lexeme zorba
Meaning 1 big zorba kişi, zorba daş, zorba it
'hefty man;big stone; big dog'
Direction
Meaning 2 outstanding; eminent; distinguished Zorba adamır
'He is an outstanding man'
Reference Azərbaycanca-rusca lüǧet 2006: 977
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 14
Type Polysemy
Language Meadow Mari
Lexeme кугу
Meaning 1 big Кугу вуйым изи уш ырыктен ок керт.
'A small cap will not protect a big head from the cold.'
Direction
Meaning 2 great кугу писатель
'great writer'
Reference Marij jylme muter
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 15
Type Polysemy
Language Hill Mari
Lexeme кого
Meaning 1 big
Direction
Meaning 2 great
Reference Savatkova 2008
Comment
NEW Realization 16
Type Polysemy
Language Selkup
Lexeme варг ~ варӷ
Meaning 1 big
Direction
Meaning 2 great варӷ ӄэ́дэӽэл ӄуп
'great shaman'
Reference Consolidated Selkup
Comment
NEW Realization 17
Type Polysemy
Language Nganasan
Lexeme анiка"а
Meaning 1 big
Direction
Meaning 2 great
Reference Kosterkina, Momde, Ždanova 2001: 17
Comment