lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

Lemizh / English dictionary

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to make owls

Usage notes

The owl has been used as a metaphor for people who like to stay up late since Early New Lemizh, especially quiet, cautious ones. See also pevrÌ. ‘lark’.


NLem mesw‑a
LMLem, MLem minesw‑yr
OLem minesw‑ ‘Goddess of wisdom’
PLem *menesw‑
PIE *men‑ésu̯‑eh₂, nominalisation of
  PIE *men‑ ‘think’

The word appears to have been used metonymically for owls already in OLem.

doublet of manwà., màjw., minà. and smwilà.


Gk μνάομαι ‘remember’, Lat Minerva