Lemizh / English dictionary
to digress by saying something-acc to someone-dat, to say something-acc to someone-dat incidentally, by the way
This word is typically used as a main predicate. It denotes that its accusative object is just a parenthetical statement not central to the current subject. See pragmatics page III, Utterance modifiers: Verbs of communication.
< NLem, LMLem, MLem Rand‑a
< OLem ghand‑ ‘abduct’
< PLem *gghand‑ ‘take, seize’, nasal-infix present of
< PIE *gʰed‑
doublet of Ràzw.
Eng get, Lat pre‑hendō ‘take, seize’