Lemizh / English dictionary
self-transporting: to fly somewhere-dat etc.;
nom: to beat one’s wings, turn one’s propeller or rotor, etc.
The sense of ‘beating one’s wings’, attested from Old Lemizh, typically implies doing so effectively, powerfully (as opposed to, say, fluttering feebly).
< NLem, LMLem, MLem qexk‑a
< OLem thexk‑
< PLem *sexk‑, intensive of
< PIE *skek‑ ‘move quickly, jump’
doublet of stnàt.
Ger ge‑schehen ‘happen’, Eng chic (via Fr chic and Ger schick ‘elegant’)