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fool

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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
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Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme cuculus
Meaning 1 cuckoo
Direction
Meaning 2 ninny, dupe
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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
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Comment Cf. also dinde 'turkey; pretentious and stupid woman'
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme guajolote
Meaning 1 turkey cock
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Meaning 2 fool, blockhead
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Comment Mexican with the same two meanings of guanajo (Amer.) Narumov 1995, 400
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme sinsonte
Meaning 1 mocking bird
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
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Comment Cuba Narumov 1995, 704
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme bagre
Meaning 1 catfish
Direction
Meaning 2 nitwit
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Comment Mexican. Interestingly, both in Salvador and Guatemala there is the meaning of 'dodger, coon'. Narumov 1995, 111
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme mulus
Meaning 1 mule
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, blockhead
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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."
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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
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme guanaco
Meaning 1 guanaco
Direction
Meaning 2 simpleton, poop
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Comment Narumov 1995: 400 Amer.
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme prawn
Meaning 1 prawn
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Meaning 2 nitwit to come the raw prawn (with smb.)
"to come the raw prawn (with smb.)"
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme borrego
Meaning 1 lamb
Direction
Meaning 2 ninny
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Comment Narumov 1995: 132
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme chiurlo
Meaning 1 curlew, whimbrel
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, dupe, gaper
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme κέπφος
Meaning 1 thunderbird
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, dupe
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme peje
Meaning 1 fish
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
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Comment Mexican. Narumov 1995, 574
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme zángano
Meaning 1 drone
Direction
Meaning 2 blockhead, idiot, dolt
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Comment Narumov 1995: 804
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Sanskrit
Lexeme huṇḍa
Meaning 1 ram4 tiger; village hog
Direction
Meaning 2 blockhead
Reference MW
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Comment MW 1301, Кочергина 779
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme ṯawr-
Meaning 1 'a bull'
Direction
Meaning 2 'a stupid, dull man, of little understanding'
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Comment Lane 364
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme Dromedar
Meaning 1 dromedary
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
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Comment
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Type Polysemy
Language Occitan
Lexeme pec
Meaning 1 ram
Direction
Meaning 2 stupid person
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Comment Бурсье 273
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Russian
Lexeme baran
Meaning 1 ram
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
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Comment
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Classical Arabic
Lexeme 1 baġl-
Lexeme 2 baġula
Meaning 1 'mule'
Direction
Meaning 2 'he affected stupidity, dullness, lack of intelligence'
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Comment Lane 230
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme bou
Meaning 1 bull
Direction
Meaning 2 blockhead, dolt
Reference DRRS
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Comment DRRS 1, 265, DER 110, NODEX
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Spanish
Lexeme chirote
Meaning 1 siskin
Direction
Meaning 2 nitwit
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Comment The first meaning is represented in Peru, Equador, the second only in Peru. Narumov 1995, 257
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tigrinya
Lexeme käbti
Meaning 1 'grazing animal, livestock, cattle'
Direction
Meaning 2 'blockhead, dolt'
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Comment KT 1632
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language German
Lexeme Ochse
Meaning 1 bull, ox
Direction
Meaning 2 fool (vulg. )
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Italian
Lexeme castrone
Meaning 1 wether, gelded ram
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, loony (fig. rude)
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme goat
Meaning 1 goat
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Meaning 2 fool
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Burmese
Lexeme нwà
Meaning 1 cow, bull
Direction
Meaning 2 stupid
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Comment Novikov et al. 1976, 299
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language English
Lexeme gander
Meaning 1 goose
Direction
Meaning 2 fool, blockhead, dupe
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Pashto
Lexeme psə
Meaning 1 ram
Direction
Meaning 2 fool
Reference Aslanov 1985 page 175
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