shell (of mollusc) spoon 4 realizations
ACCEPTED Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Kerebe (Kerewe)
Lexeme enkombyo
Meaning 1 shell
Meaning 2 spoon
Reference Nurse, Philippson 1975
Comment CLICS-3
ACCEPTED Realization 2
Type Derivation
Language Latin
Lexeme 1 coc(h)lea
Lexeme 2 coc(h)leare
Meaning 1 snail, snail-shell
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: 341
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)
ACCEPTED Realization 3
Type Cognates
Language 1 Niuean
Language 2 Rennellese
Lexeme 1 alili
Lexeme 2 ʔagigi
Meaning 1 univalve mollusc, cat's eye (Turbo sp.)
Meaning 2 Turban shells as used for spoons
Reference POLLEX-Online
Comment In many other Polynesian languages 'univalve mollusc, (Turbo sp.)'
ACCEPTED Realization 4
Type Polysemy
Language Wichí
Lexeme la'nek
Meaning 1 shell
Meaning 2 spoon
Reference IDS
Comment CLICS-3