What is the cognitive meaning of the root כפר? It's applications (that I know of, feel free to add) are:
- כפיר - lion cub (Shoftim 14:5)
- כפר - village (Shmuel 1 6:18)
- כופר - Replacement (bamidbar 35:31)
- כפרה - Atonement (Shemos 29:33)
- כפר - Cover (Bereishis 6:14)
- כופר - (Rabbinical word) deny
Is there a common denominator? (I left out usages that I see as synonymous, such as bribe [similar to replacement]).