Lemizh / English dictionary
to feel affection for someone-acc, to show someone-dat one’s affection
< NLem, LMLem, MLem manw‑a
< OLem manw‑
< PLem *manw‑, néu̯-present of
< PIE *men‑ ‘think’
The PLem semantic development is explained with the notion of thinking about someone softly, fondly, or the like.
Gk μνάομαι ‘remember’, Lat mēns ‘mind, reason’