In Islam right direction symbolize good things and I realize that phenomenon in some languages (English, Russian).

Are there other languages like this and where does this phenomenon come from?


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In Spanish, derecho can mean either right (as in civil rights, derechos civiles “civil rights”) or straight (as in straight ahead, sigue el camino todo derecho “Follow the road straight along”). The feminine form derecha means right (as in not left, gira a la derecha “Turn right”)


In French, the word droit and its derivatives have several meanings:

Tournez à droite à l'intersection > Turn right at the intersection
Il marche dans le droit chemin > He walks in the path of righteousness
Une ligne droite > A straight line

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