Lemizh / English dictionary
to make the Midwinter God (roughly corresponding to Father Christmas, Santa Claus);
to make the planet Neptune
The Midwinter God has been said to be a bringer of gifts, and live in the Far North, since Old Lemizh times.
This is the formal (scholarly, religious) term. Children generally call him psrèb fÌpse.. (See there for information on popular beliefs, and on the associated weekday.)
gender change of
< NLem fOpysir‑a, academic loan of
< OLem föpysir‑ ‘Father Midwinter’
< PLem *foɦ‑paser‑, compound of
PLem *foɦ‑ ‘?’, Narten present of
< PIE *h₃eg‑
PLem *paser‑ ‘father’
< PIE *ph̥₂tér‑s
The first part of the compound is based on a root of unknown meaning.