Lemizh / English dictionary
to (make/produce) smoke
This verb is not used for smoking tobacco any more – the modern term for that is the related qentà..
< NLem qent‑a ‘smoke (also tobacco)’
< LMLem, MLem qent‑a ‘smoke (also herbs)’
< OLem thent‑ ‘to smoke (also herbs)’
< PLem *sent‑ ‘to smoke’, Narten present of
< PIE *sen‑dʰh₁‑ ‘secrete’, compound of
PIE *sen ‘aside, away’
PIE *dʰeh₁‑ ‘put, make’
doublet of qentà.
Eng cinder, Gk ὄνθος ‘dung’