Lemizh / English dictionary
to make water
Water is mythologically and poetically seen as male, matching the non-zero poststem; vnè. ‘fire’, by contrast, is female.
< NLem xaf‑a
< LMLem, MLem xaf‑yr
< OLem xaf‑ ‘water, stream’
< PLem *xaf‑ ‘water’ [animate], ‘stream’
< PIE *h₂ép‑s
PIE also had an inanimate word for water, *u̯ódr̥; see wzàc..
Ved ā́p ‘water’, Ir abhainn ‘river’