Shift # 59

IDSourceDirectionTargetStatusContributed by
59correct (adj.)right (vs. left)AcceptedIG

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Confirmed by 3 Guru(s)

Polysemy: Russian pravyj 'right (just, righteous)' — 'right (vs. left)'

  • Example for the meaning A: правое дело 'rightful cause'; ты прав 'you are right'
  • Example for the meaning B: правая рука 'right hand'
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  • Contributed by: IG
  • Confirmed by 0 Guru(s)/Master(s)

Polysemy: English right

  • Example for the meaning A: You're right
  • Example for the meaning B: Right side
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  • Comments: Cf. also German recht
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  • Contributed by: AZ
  • Confirmed by 0 Guru(s)/Master(s)

Polysemy: Turkish sağ 'correct' — 'right (side)'

  • Example for the meaning A:
  • Example for the meaning B:
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  • Comments: ЭСТЯ 7, 132 (with a detailed discussion and references)
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  • Contributed by: IG
  • Confirmed by 0 Guru(s)/Master(s)

Polysemy: Amharic ḳäññ 'correct' — 'right (side etc)'

  • Example for the meaning A: ḳäññun yəmhar 'may He guide you on the right road'
  • Example for the meaning B: ḳäññun əläf 'pass on the right! [driver of a car]'
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  • Comments: (K 780) NB - meaning A is present presumably in fixed expressions only.
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  • Contributed by: MB
  • Confirmed by 0 Guru(s)/Master(s)

Related shifts

Meaning ADirectionMeaning BDELETE
straight correct (adj.)
straight right (vs. left)