elder sister <term of address to a woman> 4 realizations
NEW Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Kannada
Lexeme akka
Meaning 1 elder sister
Direction
Meaning 2
Reference Kannada-English Etymological Dictionary: 10
Comment Meaning 2 - to relatives and non-relatives: ‘word used for addressing or referring to an elder female relative like a cousin’, ‘word used for addressing or referring to an elder female in general with respect and endearment’
NEW Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Tamil
Lexeme akkā
Meaning 1 elder sister
Direction
Meaning 2 a term of respect for a woman who is older than the speaker, but not too old
Reference Cre-A Tamil: 1
Comment
NEW Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Telugu
Lexeme akka
Meaning 1 elder sister
Direction
Meaning 2
Reference Brown Telugu dictionary: 19
Comment Any woman older than oneself is usually styled "akka" elder sister, or "amma" mother, madam (depending on the age)
NEW Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Bashkir
Lexeme apai (апай)
Meaning 1 elder sister
Direction
Meaning 2 term of address to an elder woman with respect
Reference Bashkir Uraksin 1996: 37
Comment