Number of realizations

4

bile, gall

poison

Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme χολή
Meaning 1 bile
Direction
Meaning 2 poison
Reference
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Comment poison - snake poison or that of the Learnean Hydra LSJ 1997
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Latin
Lexeme fel
Meaning 1 bile fel nigrum
"black bile"
Direction
Meaning 2 poison fel vipereum
"snake poison (poet.)"
Reference
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Comment
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Syriac
Lexeme mertā
Meaning 1 'fel' mertā ʔukāmtā
"black bile"
Direction
Meaning 2 'venenum' mertā dḥewyā
"snake poison"
Reference
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Comment (Brock. 400); goes back to the Proto-Semitic *mi/ar(r)-at-, *mirār-at 'gall, gall-bladder', SED I No. 188. The meaning of 'poison' is present also in a number of other Semitic languages (official Aramaic, Postbiblical Hebrew)
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Farsi
Lexeme زهر zahr
Meaning 1 bile, gall
Direction
Meaning 2 poison زهر مهلك zahr-e mohlek
"deadly poison"
Reference Rubinčik 1970 page 772
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