Lemizh / English dictionary
to make points / an area far (away) from something-nom (see unit 12, Temporal and spatial verbs)
See the connotations section of ràc. for some context on gender change in spatial verbs.
gender change of
< NLem fo‑a, inflected form of
< LMLem, MLem afo ‘from’
< OLem afo
< PLem *afo
< PIE *apo
Gender change occurred to avoid homophony with the pronoun fà..
Eng of, off, Lat ab ‘from’; unrelated to Eng far, even in non-rhotic dialects