lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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to make water

Usage notes

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’