Lemizh / English dictionary
< NLem yRbw‑a ‘a medium amount’
< LMLem, MLem yRbw‑yr
< Ghe xpˡ‑ə̄ /ʁbʷɯː/
The Ghean weighting numerals were (sorted from ‘few, little’ to ‘all, the whole’)
xpʳ‑ə̄ pʳ‑ə̄ xpˡ‑ə̄ pˡ‑ə̄ xp‑ə̄ p‑ə̄
/ʀ̥ʙɯː ʙɯː ʁbʷɯː bʷɯː χpɯː pɯː/
Only xpˡə̄, pˡə̄ (> bvà.) and xpə̄ (> xpàj.) have survived until today. The first two were fairly recently diminished in meaning, when the six-degree system was extended to an eight-degree one by inserting two new words between bvà. and xpàj., namely dmàj. and dmà..
xpʳə̄ was replaced with a native word originally meaning ‘negligible’ (modern càwb.) in Late Middle Lemizh. pʳə̄ and pə̄ never made their way into Lemizh; already Middle Lemizh had dropped them in favour of native words (modern crà. and jnà., respectively).