Lemizh / English dictionary
acc (poetically self-transporting): to blow (only of wind)
xnÌt. wind, breeze
xnèt. wind (poetic, personifying)
Wind is associated with whistling and thus happiness and joy, usually of a fierce kind; compare wzÌc. ‘rain’.
In the literal sense, the word normally denotes a light wind or breeze; consequently, xRÌbv. ‘gale, strong breeze’ is used for significantly lower wind speeds than the English word ‘gale’.
< NLem xont‑a ‘breeze’
< LMLem, MLem xuxont‑ar ‘wind’
< OLem xuhont‑
< PLem *xuhont‑
< PIE *h₂uh₁‑ónt‑s, root present active participle of
PIE *h₂u̯eh₁‑ ‘blow’
doublet of aràc.
Eng wind, Lat ventus ‘wind’