clever old (vs. young) 1 realization
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Amharic
Lexeme awaḳi
Meaning 1 intelligent, wise, knowledgeable, expert səra awaḳi 'skilled artisan'; yäfäränsawi täwälaǧ yähonä and awaḳi əndih alä 'one wise (man) of French origin said as follows...' (Tarikenna messale 4)
Direction
Meaning 2 full-grown, adult, elder həṣanu awaḳiw arogitu s̆əmagəlle... yäsäw aynät näw yämmitayəbbät ṭəḳur anbäsa 'a child, a grown-up person, an old woman, an old man... - this is the kind of people one can see at Tequr anbesa hospital';
'kähəṣanənnät əskä awaḳi säw 'from infancy up to (the age of a) grown-up man''
Reference
Comment K 1271; cp. awwäḳä 'to know' (K 1269)