Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor of Linguistics Department, ٍEsfahan University

2 Professor of Linguistics Department, Terhan University

3 Ph.D. Student of General Linguistics, ٍEsfahan University


This article aims to analyze the semantics of the Persian verb “gereftan” by providing a transparent picture of its polysemous nature. The data under study are gathered from Farhang-e Bozorg-e Sokhan (The Great Sokhan Dictionary) and analyzed based on Principled Polysemy Model (Tyler & Evans 2001, 2003). To this end, a scheme for its primary sense is first drawn by determining the distinct senses of gereftan; then its other senses derived from this main sense will be systematically analyzed. In short, this study provides the semantic network of gereftan, which will deepen our knowledge about this verb in the contemporary Persian.


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