Number of realizations

4

shell

spoon

Realization
Type Derivation
Language Latin
Lexeme 1 coc(h)lea
Lexeme 2 coc(h)leare
Meaning 1 snail, snail-shell
Direction
Meaning 2 a spoon (orig. one for extracting snails from their shells) Sum cochleis habilis, sed non minus ovis. Nimquid scis potius cur cochleare vocor (Martialis 14.121)
"I am good for snails, but I am no less good for eggs, so, tell me, why am I named after a snail?"
Reference Glare page 341
Related Languages
Comment coc(h)learium 'an enclosure for edible snails'. Descendants of Latin word are Spanish cuchara, Catalan cullera, Italian cucchiaio, Occitan culhièr, Sicilian cucchiara, French cuiller, cuillière, also Old English cuc(e)ler (borrowed from Latin) and Maltese kuċċarina ‘teaspoon; coffee spoon’ (borrowed from Sicilian)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Kerebe (Kerewe)
Lexeme enkombyo
Meaning 1 shell
Direction
Meaning 2 spoon
Reference Nurse Philippson 1975
Related Languages
Comment CLICS-3
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Wichí
Lexeme la'nek
Meaning 1 shell
Direction
Meaning 2 spoon
Reference IDS
Related Languages
Comment CLICS-3
Realization
Type Cognates
Language 1 Niuean
Language 2 Rennellese
Lexeme 1 alili
Lexeme 2 ʔagigi
Meaning 1 univalve mollusc, cat's eye (Turbo sp.)
Direction
Meaning 2 Turban shells as used for spoons
Reference POLLEX-Online
Related Languages
Comment In many other Polynesian languages 'univalve mollusc, (Turbo sp.)'