Number of realizations

3

saint

devil, satan

Realization
Type Borrowing
Language 1 Byzantine Greek
Language 2 Romanian
Lexeme 1 ἅγιος
Lexeme 2 aghiuță
Meaning 1 saint
Direction
Meaning 2 devil, satan
Reference DEX98
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Comment with Romanian diminutive suffix
Realization
Type Polysemy
Language Romanian
Lexeme sfîntulețul
Meaning 1 saint (dim., with definite article)
Direction
Meaning 2 devil, satan
Reference DER
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Comment From sfânt (sfînt).
Realization
Type Derivation
Language Russian
Lexeme 1 святой (svjatoj)
Lexeme 2 святоша (svjatoša)
Meaning 1 saint
Direction
Meaning 2 (dialect, dated) devil who appears about Christmastide to the one who puts on the mask
Reference Даль В.И. Толковый словарь живого великорусского языка
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Comment Orel. SRNG 37, 8. Also святоша 'mummer; someone who puts on the mask on Chiristmas'. In modern Russian literary language святоша 'hypocrite, sanctimonious person' was generated independently.