<animal> fool 32 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme κέπφος
Meaning 1 thunderbird
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, dupe
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language Burmese
Lexeme нwà
Meaning 1 cow, bull
Direction
Meaning 2 stupid
Reference
Comment Novikov et al. 1976, 299
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme ṯawr-
Meaning 1 'a bull'
Direction
Meaning 2 'a stupid, dull man, of little understanding'
Reference
Comment Lane 364
ACCEPTED Realization 4
Type Derivation
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme 1 baġl-
Lexeme 2 baġula
Meaning 1 'mule'
Direction
Meaning 2 'he affected stupidity, dullness, lack of intelligence'
Reference
Comment Lane 230
ACCEPTED Realization 5
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme prawn
Meaning 1 prawn
Direction
Meaning 2 nitwit to come the raw prawn (with smb.)
to come the raw prawn (with smb.)
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Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 6
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme goat
Meaning 1 goat
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
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ACCEPTED Realization 7
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme gander
Meaning 1 goose
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, blockhead, dupe
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ACCEPTED Realization 8
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme pigeon
Meaning 1 pigeon pigeon domestique
domestic pigeon
Direction
Meaning 2 simpleton (colloq.) prendre quelqu'un pour un pigeon
to take sb for a fool
Reference CNRTL
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 9
Type Polysemy
Language French
Lexeme dindon
Meaning 1 turkey cock magnifique dindon de ferme
a wonderful farm turkey cock
Direction
Meaning 2 fool (colloq.) C'est un vrai dindon
He is a real fool
Reference CNRTL
Comment Cf. also dinde 'turkey; pretentious and stupid woman'
ACCEPTED Realization 10
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme Dromedar
Meaning 1 dromedary
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
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ACCEPTED Realization 11
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme Ochse
Meaning 1 bull, ox
Direction
Meaning 2 fool (vulg. )
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ACCEPTED Realization 12
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme chiurlo
Meaning 1 curlew, whimbrel
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, dupe, gaper
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 13
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme castrone
Meaning 1 wether, gelded ram
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, loony (fig. rude)
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 14
Type Polysemy
Language Japanese
Lexeme kamo
Meaning 1 wild duck この湖には、たくさんのハクチョウやカモが集まる。Kono mizūmi ni wa, takusan no hakuchō ya kamo ga atsumaru.
Lots of swans and ducks gather on this lake.
Direction
Meaning 2 simpleton, dupe “ものわかりの良い国民”は役人や政治家のカモにされる 'Monowakari no yoi kokumin' wa yakunin ya seijika no kamo ni sareru
'Sensible citizens' are preyed upon (lit. are made into ducks by) bureaucrats and politicians.
Reference BCCWJ
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 15
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme cuculus
Meaning 1 cuckoo
Direction
Meaning 2 ninny, dupe
Reference
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ACCEPTED Realization 16
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme mulus
Meaning 1 mule
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, blockhead
Reference
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 17
Type Polysemy
Language Occitan
Lexeme pec
Meaning 1 ram
Direction
Meaning 2 stupid person
Reference
Comment Бурсье 273
ACCEPTED Realization 18
Type Polysemy
Language Pashto
Lexeme psə
Meaning 1 ram
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
Reference Aslanov 1985: 175
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 19
Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme bou
Meaning 1 bull
Direction
Meaning 2 blockhead, dolt
Reference DRRS
Comment DRRS 1, 265, DER 110, NODEX
ACCEPTED Realization 20
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme baran
Meaning 1 ram
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
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Comment
NEW Realization 21
Type Polysemy
Language Rutul
Lexeme хIаIйван / χaˤjwan
Meaning 1 animal

ваIхIши хIаIйван / waˤχši χaˤjwan

хылыы хаIрды хIаIйван / χɨlɨː χaˤrdɨ χaˤjwan


a wild animal

a tamed animal

Direction
Meaning 2 fool

зы хIаIйван йишири гьади суджукьуд ешемиш йикис / zɨ χaˤjwan jiširi hadi suǯuqʼud ješemiš jikis


I was a fool not to stay there

Reference Alisultanov, Sulejmanova 2019: 415
Comment
ACCEPTED Realization 22
Type Polysemy
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme huṇḍa
Meaning 1 ram4 tiger; village hog
Direction
Meaning 2 blockhead
Reference MW
Comment MW 1301, Кочергина 779
ACCEPTED Realization 23
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme guajolote
Meaning 1 turkey cock
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, blockhead
Reference
Comment Mexican with the same two meanings of guanajo (Amer.) Narumov 1995, 400
ACCEPTED Realization 24
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme sinsonte
Meaning 1 mocking bird
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
Reference
Comment Cuba Narumov 1995, 704
ACCEPTED Realization 25
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme bagre
Meaning 1 catfish
Direction
Meaning 2 nitwit
Reference
Comment Mexican. Interestingly, both in Salvador and Guatemala there is the meaning of 'dodger, coon'. Narumov 1995, 111
ACCEPTED Realization 26
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme guanaco
Meaning 1 guanaco
Direction
Meaning 2 simpleton, poop
Reference
Comment Narumov 1995: 400 Amer.
ACCEPTED Realization 27
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme borrego
Meaning 1 lamb
Direction
Meaning 2 ninny
Reference
Comment Narumov 1995: 132
ACCEPTED Realization 28
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme peje
Meaning 1 fish
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
Reference
Comment Mexican. Narumov 1995, 574
ACCEPTED Realization 29
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme zángano
Meaning 1 drone
Direction
Meaning 2 blockhead, idiot, dolt
Reference
Comment Narumov 1995: 804
ACCEPTED Realization 30
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme chirote
Meaning 1 siskin
Direction
Meaning 2 nitwit
Reference
Comment The first meaning is represented in Peru, Equador, the second only in Peru. Narumov 1995, 257
ACCEPTED Realization 31
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme käbti
Meaning 1 'grazing animal, livestock, cattle'
Direction
Meaning 2 'blockhead, dolt'
Reference
Comment KT 1632
NEW Realization 32
Type Polysemy
Language Turkish
Lexeme koyun
Meaning 1 sheep
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
Reference Baskakov 1977: 564
Comment