monster (supernatural) whale 4 realizations
NEW Realization 1
Type Polysemy
Language Georgian
Lexeme vešaṗi (ვეშაპი)
Meaning 1 dragon, specially monoliths of dragon-like creatures found in large numbers in the Armenian Highlands

veshap’is megalituri dzegli p’irvelad somkhetshi geghamis mtebshi aghmoachines (ვეშაპის მეგალითური ძეგლი პირველად სომხეთში გეღამის მთებში აღმოაჩინეს)


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The vishap megalithic monument was first discovered in the Gegham Mountains in Armenia

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Direction
Meaning 2 whale

grenlandiuri veshap’i (გრენლანდიური ვეშაპი)


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bowhead whale (Greenland right whale)

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Reference Čubinov 1887: 506 <personally collected data> Ačaṙean
Comment

As mythical dragon also gvelešaṗi (გველეშაპი) from gveli (გველი) 'snake' + vešaṗi.

Also lomvešaṗi (ლომვეშაპი) 'walrus' from lomi (ლომი) 'lion' + vešaṗi.

Compare Classical Armenian višap (վիշապ) '(Armenian mythology) vishap', 'leviathan; whale', 'typhon, vortex, whirlpool', '(figuratively) banner of Roman legions', '(astronomy) Draco'. Ultimately from Iranian source, compare Avestan višāpa 'an epithet of a dragon'.

NEW Realization 2
Type Polysemy
Language Ancient Greek
Lexeme κῆτος
Meaning 1 sea-monster or huge fish
Direction
Meaning 2 spouting cetacea
Reference LSJ
Comment

Second meaning in Aristoteles Historia Animalium 566b2, PA 669a8, 697a16

NEW Realization 3
Type Polysemy
Language Syriac
Lexeme qēʾṭāʾ (ܩܐܛܐ)
Meaning 1 sea monster
Direction
Meaning 2 whale
Reference Payne Smith: 486
Comment

From Greek

NEW Realization 4
Type Polysemy
Language Classical Armenian
Lexeme višap (վիշապ)
Meaning 1 (Armenian mythology) vishap
Direction
Meaning 2 leviathan; whale

višap jukn (վիշապ ձուկն)


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cachalot

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Reference Ačaṙean Petrosean, Matatʿeay 1879 Awetikʿean et al. 1836-37
Comment

also 'typhon, vortex, whirlpool', '(figuratively) banner of Roman legions', '(astronomy) Draco'.

from Iranian source, compare Avestan višāpa 'an epithet of a dragon'.