brilliant, glaring transparent 3 realizations
NEW Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Arabic
Lexeme نَيِّر nayyir
Meaning 1 bright, shining, lighted
Meaning 2 transparent
Reference Baranov
NEW Realization 2
Type Semantic evolution
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme 1 نَمِرَ namira
Lexeme 2 نَمِر ,نَمِير namir-, namīr-
Meaning 1 to be brilliant
Meaning 2 pure, clean مَآءٌ نَمِيرٌ māˀu namīru (syn. to مَآءٌ زَاكٍ māˀu zākin)
sweet water (= clean and potable)
Reference Lane: 2853 LA: 5 276
Comment The lexeme goes back to the Proto-Semitic root *nmr ‘to be brilliant’, presumably attested in Arb. (Kogan 2015:340, Bulakh 2005a:196-198).
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Syriac
Lexeme nahir
Meaning 1 light, bright, shining šemšā nahirā
the shining sun
Meaning 2 clear, transparent mayā nahirā
clear waters
Reference Payne Smith: 329