lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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to make ten individuals

‘make ten’, a version of an old language game for ten players, focusing on abstract thought. Other versions of this game are for four, five or seven players, and named accordingly. The cover term for the game is dmàj. ‘fill (up), make full > make quite a lot’.

Usage notes

The number ten is associated with feasts and opulent meals, as in the phrase soÌx dÌhy., lit. ‘ten dishes’.


NLem dih‑a
LMLem, MLem dih‑yl
OLem dish‑, inflected form of
PLem *deshamt
PIE *dék̑m̥t


Eng ten, Gk δέκα ‘ten’